By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

OFAC sanctions 6 associates of Japanese Yakuza syndicate

Yesterday (2 October), OFAC sanctioned 4 Japanese individuals (Utao Morio, Chikara Tsuda, Yasuo Takagi, and Katsuaki Mitsuyasu) and 2 Kobe, Japan-based companies (Yamaki, K.K. and Toyo Shinyo Jitsugyo K.K.), pursuant to Executive Order 13581, for being “associated with the Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest and most prominent Japanese Yakuza syndicate”. As a result, US asset freezes now apply to them. According to…...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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