By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

OFAC sanctions new Yakuza syndicate

OFAC has sanctioned a new Yakuza syndicate and 3 of its key executives, adding them to its SDN List under US sanctions targeting transnational criminal organisations. President Obama first imposed sanctions on the Japanese Yakuza criminal network in 2011. The newly designated Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi (KYG) and its core clan, the Yamaken-gumi, are said to be breakaway groups from the largest Yakuza...

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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