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June 27, 2023

The New York Post

A newly proposed bipartisan and bicameral bill places a bounty on the heads of any person or company that helps Russian oligarchs evade Western sanctions. The Sanctions Evasion Whistleblower Rewards Act would pay informants who have “actionable information” on sanctions evaders.

Tom Firestone, Stroock Partner and former Resident Legal Adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, tells the New York Post in an article: “[i]t’s difficult when evasion takes place overseas. Cooperation with foreign law enforcement is difficult and involves tracing the movement of money through multiple jurisdictions. The US government is putting a lot of resources into making these cases a top priority, but it takes time.”

Click here to read the full article. 

June 27, 2023

The New York Post

A newly proposed bipartisan and bicameral bill places a bounty on the heads of any person or company that helps Russian oligarchs evade Western sanctions. The Sanctions Evasion Whistleblower Rewards Act would pay informants who have “actionable information” on sanctions evaders.

Tom Firestone, Stroock Partner and former Resident Legal Adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, tells the New York Post in an article: “[i]t’s difficult when evasion takes place overseas. Cooperation with foreign law enforcement is difficult and involves tracing the movement of money through multiple jurisdictions. The US government is putting a lot of resources into making these cases a top priority, but it takes time.”

Click here to read the full article. 

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