US Treasury sanctions individual who aided blacklisted Israeli billionaire

Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler (Screen capture YouTube)
Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler (Screen capture YouTube)

The US Treasury announces sanctions on a man who aided Dan Gertler, an Israeli mining billionaire sanctioned by the United States for corruption.

According to the Treasury, Alain Mukonda — and 12 entities linked to Mukonda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gibraltar — have been marked for sanctions due to their ties to “serious human rights abuse and corruption.”

Washington claims Gertler deprived the DRC of $1.4 billion in tax revenues over the past decade. The Trump administration lifted sanctions on the Israeli billionaire, but the Biden administration reinstated them in March.

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