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Salman Borhani’s Legal Guides

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  • How is OFAC targetting cyber-criminals?

    On April 1, 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13694, which orders OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) to sanction foreign entities committing cyber attacks against the U.S. Penalties in

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  • What is a "U.S person", according to OFAC sanctions regulations?

    According to OFAC, the Department of Treasury's office in charge of administering sanctions on foreign countries, all "U.S. persons" must abide by sanctions law. The definition of "U.S. persons" is br

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  • List of non-nuclear U.S. sanctions on Iran

    OFAC has administered a wide range of sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear program over for many years. There is a whole set of other, non-nuclear sanctions that the U.S. government (USG) has put

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  • Tips for Iranian-Americans coping with OFAC sanctions

    Whether it's Apple not selling iPhones to Farsi speakers or American banks closing bank accounts of Iranians without warning, law-abiding Iranian-Americans have been hurt in many ways due to OFAC sanc

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  • Want to travel to Cuba? This is what the US government wants you to know (as of April 2015).

    Due to the recent attempts at normalization of U.S. - Cuba relations, travel to the once forbidden island has become easier. The U.S. government, however, still has specific laws you must follow. Can

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  • What is the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List?

    OFAC, an office under the Department of Treasury, compiles a list of foreign individuals, businesses, or organizations that are of concern to the national security, foreign policy, or economic policy

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  • What is OFAC?

    OFAC stands for the Office of Foreign Asset Control. American businesses & individuals that work with international partners must take great care to ensure that their dealings comply with the regulat

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  • Steps your company can take to cope with OFAC Sanctions

    U.S. sanctions have been in place against Iran for decades. OFAC (the body that administers sanctions) may grant licenses to trade with Iran in certain circumstances. Furthermore, because the sanction

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  • What are your rights in a criminal case?

    Right to an Attorney Defendants have the right to an attorney throughout legal proceedings. The court will appoint an attorney for the defendant at no charge if she can't afford to hire one. Right to

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  • What to do (and not do) if you are arrested.

    Talking Do not discuss your case with anyone other than your lawyer. Not even your friends or family. Anything you say can be used against you. Cops Do not contact any police, investigators, or the p

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