OFAC has listed Nicaraguan bank Banco Corporativo SA (BanCorp) and Laureano Ortega Murillo, the son of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, pursuant to Executive Order 13851 (asset freeze and travel ban) for supporting a regime that “has cracked down on political opposition, leading to the death of 325 persons, the injury of more than 2,000, the imprisonment of hundreds of political and civil society actors, and over 42,000 Nicaraguans seeking refuge in Costa Rica”. Furthermore, BanCorp, as a subsidiary of Venezuelan government-funded ALBANSIA, is “ultimately owned by PdVSA” the Venezuelan state-owned oil company subject to US sanctions (see previous post), and is “used by the Ortega regime to launder and hide ALBANISA money”. See Treasury Press Release and OFAC Notice.
Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...See profile for Michael O'Kane >