THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 57, February 2017

Sanctions imposed on Russian spy entities for U.S. election interference

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By Margaret Gatti and Louis Rothberg, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius www.morganlewis.com   Five entities and six individuals have been sanctioned for interference with the 2016 U.S. election. On 29 December 2016, President Obama issued a new executive order that expands the authority of the U.S. Secretary of Treasury to impose sanctions on individuals and entities for cyber-attacks under Executive Order 12694. The new executive order also specifically sanctioned five entities and four individuals in Russia for cyber operations aimed at the US election.   Amended sanctions authority under EO 13694 The sanctions were imposed in response to cyber activities taken by...

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