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Financial Institution Letter
Foreign Assets Control Act
TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to BSA Compliance Officer)
SUBJECT: Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons
Summary: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has added several entries to its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons.

On June 10, 2004, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added entries to its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDNs). The additions are listed below.

  • BARAKAT, Assad Ahmad (a.k.a. BARAKAT, Assaad Ahmad; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Assad; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Assad Ahmed Muhammad; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Assad Hassan; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Jach Assad Ahmad; a.k.a. Hajj As'ad Ahmad), Rue Taroba 1005, Beatriz Menez Building, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Rua Rio Branco Lote 682, Quadra 13, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Rua Xavier Da Silva 535, Edificio Martin Terro, Apartment 301, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Rua Silva Jardim 290, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Arrecife Apartment Building, Iquique, Chile; Apartment 111, Panorama Building, Iquique, Chile; Piribebuy Y A. Jara, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; DOB 25 Mar 1967; POB Lebanon (individual) (SDGT)
  • BARAKAT IMPORT EXPORT LTDA, Iquique, Chile; Tax ID No.: AABA 670850 Y (SDGT)
  • CASA APOLLO, Galeria Page, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay (SDGT)
OFAC has asked that we distribute the information to all FDIC-supervised institutions so records can be checked for accounts that are required to be blocked. OFAC information also may be found on the Internet at .

Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution. For further information about Executive Orders, the list of blocked accounts or the procedures to block accounts, please call OFAC's Compliance Programs Division at 1-800-540-6322.

For your reference, FDIC Financial Institution Letters may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at . To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit .

Michael J. Zamorski
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated: June 14, 2004