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Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation

46 EpisodesProduced by Eric A. SohnWebsite

The home for financial crime analysis and commentary. Mostly focused on economic sanctions, with anti-money laundering, export control and anti-bribery and corruption sprinkled in from time to time - it’s 15 minutes or less of your day to get a fresh perspective on current events and how they impact… read more

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Third Time’s the Charm

June 25th, 2021


Episode 46 (“Third Time’s the Charm”) Show Notes


OFAC Chinese Military Companies Sanction Page

OFAC Gets an E for… Egregious?

May 6th, 2021


Episode 45 (“OFAC Gets an E for … Egregious?”) Show Notes

OFAC Enforcement Guidelines

SAP SE Enforcement Action

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

April 15th, 2021


Episode 44 (“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”) Show Notes

Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of …

The Other Shoe Drops

April 7th, 2021


Episode 43 (“The Other Shoe Drops”) Show Notes

Nordgas OFAC Enforcement Action

Out of Control

March 16th, 2021


Episode 42 (“Out of Control”) Show Notes

OFAC UniControl Enforcement Action

OFAC Enforcement …

Keep Your Friends Close...

February 28th, 2021


Episode 41 (“Hold Your Friends Close...”) Show Notes

Treasury Press Release of February 26, 2021

Withholding Judgment

February 25th, 2021


Episode 40 (“Withholding Judgment”) Show Notes

U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Forced Labor Enforcement Fact Sheet

A Bit Much?

February 21st, 2021


Episode 39 (“A Bit Much?”) Show Notes

BitPay, Inc, Enforcement Action

OFAC Enforcement Guidelines

BitGo …

Last Minute Reprieve

January 11th, 2021


Episode 38 (“Last Minute Reprieve”) Show Notes

Executive Order 13959

Frequently Asked Question 857

“Trust, but Verify”, Revisited

January 4th, 2021


Episode 37 (“Trust, but Verify”, Revisited) Show Notes

General License INT/2020/059 Publication Notice

Sanctions Clause Says: Don’t Pass, BitGo!

December 31st, 2020


Episode 36 (“Sanctions Clause Says: Do Not Pass, BitGo!”) Show Notes

OFAC Enforcement Information for December 30, 2020

How the Sausage Gets Made

December 30th, 2020


Episode 35 (“How the Sausage Gets Made”) Show Notes

Executive Order 13959

Opening the Presents

December 28th, 2020


Episode 34 (“Opening the Presents”) Show Notes


OFAC-based lists

Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List)

Topping Off 2020 Hindsight

December 23rd, 2020


Episode 33 (“Topping Off 2020 Hindsight”) Show Notes

OFAC Enforcement Information:

Berkshire Hathaway

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

2020 Hindsight: Bottoms Up

December 20th, 2020


Episode 32 (“2020 Hindsight: Bottom’s Up”) Show Notes

FinCEN Statement on Enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act

Turkey on the Menu

December 15th, 2020


Episode 31 (“Turkey on the Menu”) Show Notes

Monday, December 13, 2020 OFAC Notice

Bully Pulpit

December 10th, 2020


Episode 30 (“Bully Pulpit”) Show Notes

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet (“U.S. Investors are Funding Malign PRC Companies on Major Indices”)

Mr. Watchlist’s Nightmare

December 6th, 2020


Episode 29 (“Mr. Watchlist’s Nightmare”) Show Notes

Executive Order 13959 (“Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments That Finance Communist Chinese Military Companes”)

But You Can’t Stay Here

December 2nd, 2020


Episode 28 (“But You Can’t Stay Here”) Show Notes

Executive Order 13405 (Belarus Sanctions)

Executive Order 13667 (Central African Republic Sanctions(

OFAC Sanctions from A to Z: Belarus

November 30th, 2020


Episode 27 (“OFAC Sanctions from A to Z: Belarus”) Show Notes

Executive Order 13405

Belarus …

Hup, Two, Three, Four!

November 19th, 2020


Episode 26 (“Hup, Two, Three, Four!”) Show Notes

Executive Order 13959

Chinese Military Companies …

Mixa, Mixa, Mixa

October 28th, 2020


Episode 25 (“Mixa Mixa Mixa”) Show Notes

FinCEN October 19, 2020 Assessment of Monetary Penalty

OFAC v the Oracle of Omaha

October 22nd, 2020


Episode 24 (“OFAC v the Oracle of Omaha”) Show Notes

Berkshire Hathaway Enforcement Information

Berkshire Hathaway Settlement Agreement

FinCEN, Files, Ho, Hum!

October 20th, 2020


Episode 23 (“FinCEN, Files, Ho, Hum!”) Show Notes

BuzzFeed News FinCEN Files page

BuzzFeed Source Documents page

Shootout at the OFAC Corral

October 15th, 2020


Episode 22 (“Shootout at the OFAC Corral”) Show Notes

October 8, 2020 OFAC Iran-related Notice

Walking the Walk

September 29th, 2020


Episode 21 (“Walking the Walk”) Show Notes

Comtech Telecommunications OFAC Enforcement Settlement Agreement

A Framework for OFAC Compliance …

If you like pina coladas

September 28th, 2020


Episode 20 (“If you like pina coladas”) Show Notes

Treasury Department Final Rule

Because I said so

September 22nd, 2020


Episode 19 (Because I said so) Show Notes

September 21, 2020 Executive Order (Iran conventional weapons)

September 19, 2020 State Department Press …

Crawling from the Wreckage

September 18th, 2020


Episode 18 (“Crawling from the Wreckage”) Show Notes

Comtech Telecommunications Enforcement Action

Deutsche Bank Enforcement Action (“Actual Knowledge”)

The Case of the Missing Email

September 17th, 2020


Episode 17 (“The case of the missing email”) Show Notes

State Department Press Release

Sprechen Sie Settlements?

September 15th, 2020


Episode 16 (“Sprechen Sie Settlements?”) Show Notes


Deutsche Bank Enforcement Action - 2020

Deutsche Bank Enforcement Action - 2013

Better Left Unsaid

September 8th, 2020


Episode 15 (“Better Left Unsaid”) Show Notes

Multiagency North Korea Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory

Vitamin K Deficiency

September 7th, 2020


Episode 14 (Vitamin K deficiency) Show Notes


Analysis of Iranian oil seizure

Cuban Journalist Release Press Statement

A Guide for the Perplexed

September 2nd, 2020


Episode 13 (A Guide for the Perplexed) Show Notes

Multiagency North Korea Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory

OFAC’s Framework, Part 1: Taking Responsibility

September 1st, 2020


Episode 12 (OFAC’s Framework, Part 1: Taking Responsibility) Show Notes

A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments

OFAC Enforcement Guidelines

A sanction by any other name

August 28th, 2020


Episode 11 (“A sanction by any other name”) Show Notes

August 26, 2020 Commerce Department Press Release

So Say We All

August 27th, 2020


Episode 10 (“So say we all”) Show Notes

Joint Statement on BSA Due Diligence for PEPs

The plane truth

August 25th, 2020


Episode 9 / The plane truth Show Notes

WSJ article (“Curtiss-Wright Discloses Possible Russia Sanctions Violations”)

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

August 19th, 2020


Show Notes for Episode 8 (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)

  • FinCEN BSA Enforcement Statement

Do as I say...

August 14th, 2020


Episode 6 (“Do as I say...”) Show Notes

OFAC Humanitarian Aid Fact Sheet

Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement Press …

Taking It Personally

August 12th, 2020


Episode 5 Show Notes

OFAC Civil Penalties and Enforcement Information page:

OFAC Enforcement Guidelines:

Secondaries of Pressure

August 10th, 2020


Show Notes Episode 4

Kollmorgen Corporation enforcement action

Non-Stick Sanctions

August 2nd, 2020


Show Notes for Episode 2

Resources for today’s show:

On the Russian oligarchs’ involvement in the art market

Congressional probe: Russian oligarchs …

Sanctions Ahoy!

July 30th, 2020


Show Notes for 7/28/2020 Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation

Resources to go along with today’s episode:


March 2020 United Nations Panel of Experts Report (1718 Committee) -

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