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Corporate Records Provide Additional Insight into Companies and Individuals With Alleged Financial Ties to Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel

The freezing of nearly 2,000 bank accounts last year with alleged ties to Mexico’s Jalisco New Generation Cartel (Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación, CJNG) suggests that Mexican authorities may be upping the pressure on the organization’s finances. Mexican corporate...

Sanctions and Stables: Public Records Show Recently Sanctioned Horse Trainer Controls Companies in the U.S. and UK

A recently sanctioned UAE-based horse trainer maintains a network of previously unreported companies within the U.S. and UK. The network, which also has ties to Gulf-based Arab elites, highlights a unique case of risk within an industry not regularly subject to...

How Iran’s National Shipping Company Used Offshore Companies to Dodge U.S. Sanctions

Iran’s national maritime carrier used front companies in Cyprus, Hong Kong, China, and Turkey to hide its ownership and management of four sanctioned vessels, according to public records. Our investigation demonstrates the richness of data from offshore jurisdictions,...

How to Identify Military-Civil Fusion Companies in China Using Public Records

This is a follow-up to our previous posts on the highest risk entities owned by “Chinese Communist Military Companies,” the Section 1237 designations, and China’s Military-Civil Fusion strategy.   Participation in Military-Civil Fusion can be identified in public...