News / / 01.27.21

OCCRP: Trump Quietly Eased Sanctions on Israeli Mining Tycoon Dan Gertler

During its last week in office, the Trump administration effectively suspended sanctions imposed against controversial Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler, who allegedly made a fortune from corrupt deals in Congo, according to the anti-corruption group The Sentry, citing leaked documents.

Just five days before a new president was inaugurated, the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) authorized a one-year licence that both allows the billionaire and his companies to resume transactions with U.S. based-entities and unfreezes all Gertler’s U.S. assets, reported The Sentry, an investigative and policy team that seeks to prevent African war criminals and their business networks from abusing the international financial system…

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