OFAC designates Lebanese party leader for corruption

OFAC has listed Gibran Bassil, the President of the Free Patriotic Movement, a Lebanese political party reportedly allied with Hezbollah, and a Member of Parliament, pursuant to Executive Order 13818 (Global Magnitsky sanctions) for his alleged role in corruption. See Notice. The press release says that Mr Bassil’s government appointments have been “marked by significant allegations of corruption”. In his …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

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,...

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