US International Freezing Order Applies Secondary Sanctions for Russian Businessman

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The US Treasury in Washington has extended sanctions in attempts to stop the private plane and yacht of an influential Russian businessmen (Mr Yevgeny Prigozhin) whom is wanted for questioning for apparently attempting to use fabricated social media identities and spread false information over various platforms in an effort to sway the US mid-term elections in 2018.

The sanctions under Executive Order 13848 require that any US person coming into possession of the assets must use a freezing order on them, and foreign individuals may be subject to new secondary sanctions if they have any proven or suspected connection with them, such as repairing or docking rights.