Douglas McNabb, federal criminal defense attorney, discusses a just unsealed federal criminal indictment charging Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, with national security crimes involving Iran and The New York Times.
Douglas McNabb discusses Viktor Bout's and Julian Assange's upcoming court hearings.
Douglas McNabb discusses the similarity between OFAC's designation of an SDN and what corporate financial giants are doing to WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
Douglas McNabb discusses conspiracy crimes and international extradition as it relates to WikiLeaks Julian Assagne.
Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Douglas C. McNabb discusses Mr. Bout's first federal criminal indictment.
Attorney Douglas C. McNabb discusses Mr. Bout's OFAC SDN designation.
Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Douglas C. McNabb discusses Viktor Bout's first federal criminal indictment.
International Extradition Lawyer Douglas C. McNabb discusses Viktor Bout's return to the United States.
International Extradition Lawyer Douglas C. McNabb discusses Mr. Bout's return to the United States.
The United States government, acting through the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), will target and "designate" an individual or business based on foreign policy and national security concerns. Collectively, the individuals and businesses are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs."
The designation can mean public humiliation and financial ruin. This form of economic warfare blocks (freezes) the designee's assets, seeks to limit its international trade and cut off all financial transactions that are subject to U.S. domestic or extraterritorial jurisdiction.
It is an economic death penalty of sorts, and can last a lifetime.
OFAC maintains an SDN list of over 6,000 names of individuals and businesses that have been designated for example because of international narcotics trafficking and money laundering, international terrorism, or for reasons that are country specific such as Iran. The SDN list is frequently updated.
Our firm offers representation in SDN removal. We challenge OFAC's designation through the use of legal challenges and lobbying techniques, and seek to have our clients' name and/or businesses removed from the OFAC SDN list. The firm is currently handling a number of these matters, and is known for fighting vigorously for our clients.
We also handle other matters before OFAC, including representation on investigations, licensing, compliance issues.
Our Washington, DC office is located 1 block from OFAC.
Attorney Douglas C. McNabb is an International Extradition Lawyer with the law firm of McNabb Ferrari, P.C.
http://www.mcnabbferrari.com Attorney Douglas C. McNabb, a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer. Something tells you that the United States federal government wants you. You have choices. You can ignore the rumors hoping that it's all a bad dream. You can pretend that your coworkers aren't being asked questions by the FBI. You can try to rationalize your situation, dismissing all the signs that point to an imminent indictment. You can even tell yourself that whatever it is they think you've done, it's just a minor thing and the feds won't really care about you. Or you can take charge. You can do something about the fact that the FBI is asking questions. You can put an end to your fear. But that requires you to make the right decision. By taking charge of your situation before an indictment is returned by a federal grand jury can make all the difference in the world---it can even keep you from being indicted, arrested at home or work, and paraded before the media.