OFAC designated two South Sudanese individuals, as well as several associated entities, for their alleged involvement in a government bribery scheme.
Pursuant to Executive Order 13818 ("Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption"), OFAC designated the individuals for using their businesses and political connections to engage in bribery, kickbacks and procurement fraud with the high-ranking government officials.
As a result of OFAC's action, all property and interests in property of the designated individuals and entities, and of any entities that are owned, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by them, that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons are blocked and must be reported to OFAC. OFAC regulations also generally forbid all dealings by U.S. persons, and all transactions that occur within or transiting the United States, that involve the property or interests in property of blocked individuals or entities.
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