Central African Militia Leaders Sanctioned

Habib Soussou, Alfred Yekatom and Oumar Younous, as shown on the Recent Actions page of the Treasury Department.

Sanctioning individuals is relatively recent phenomenon. Up until several years ago, only nation-states received sanctions. And then individuals and specific business concerns started to be sanctioned. While the use of sanctions in this manner seemed tenuous at first, the success of sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s cronies solidified the practice and they are here to stay.

Who do you think should be taken off of the sanctions list? Why?

Marcus Maltempo is a compliance professional with more than a decade of experience helping banks, law firms and clients manage investigations and regulatory responses. He is a member of ACAMS and ACFE. 

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