September 27, 2022

OFAC designates BiH state prosecutor for engaging in corruption

On September 26, 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated a state prosecutor in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) pursuant to Executive Order 14033, for engaging in corruption or actions that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the Western Balkans.  OFAC reports that that Diana Kajmakovic was designated for brazen acts of corruption in her dealings with criminal organizations.  At a time when the BiH State Prosecutor’s office was engaged in a crackdown on organized crime, investigators allegedly uncovered encrypted conversations demonstrating how Kajmakovic helped narcotics traffickers and other criminals by hiding evidence, preventing prosecution and even assisting in criminal activity.  Kajmakovic also allegedly attempted to block an investigation into some of her criminal affiliates.

As a result of this designation, all property and interests in property of this designee within the United States or within the possession or control of a U.S. person are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions involving the designated person.  US persons may face civil or criminal penalties for violating EO 14033.

Department of Treasury Press Release