2023-01-25 18:23:56

Treasury Warns of Russia Elites Evading Sanctions in Real Estate

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By Jennifer Epstein

The Biden administration is warning financial institutions to be on the lookout for Russians seeking to evade sanctions by investing in US commercial real estate.

The Treasury Department cautioned that Russian elites, oligarchs and other sanctioned entities could take advantage of the industry’s complex financing methods and opaque ownership structures to continue investing in the US, its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said in an alert Wednesday.

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