Entries by Yanni Chen

Cyber-Enabled Fraud

Cyber-enabled fraud (CEF) is growing, especially with increasing digitalization across the globe.
Technological advances have enabled cyber criminals to develop and increase the scale,
scope, and speed of their illicit activities.

Terrorist Use of Crowdfunding

The nature of crowdfunding, the use of new technologies, and the possible anonymity afforded by crowdfunding platforms can make them attractive as relatively quick and simply means to obtain donations from across the world.

Partial Sanctions Relief for Venezuela

On October 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued six general licenses authorizing categories of transactions that were previously prohibited under the U.S. sanctions program against Venezuela.