December 19, 2013
Transnational Criminal Organizations Designations
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced it has taken action against four senior members of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest and most prominent Japanese Yakuza syndicate. Tadashi Irie, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Toshio Masaki, and Shoroku Ishida were designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13581, which targets significant transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and their supporters. The efforts were designed to protect the U.S. financial system from the malign influence of transnational criminal organizations and expose the individuals who are supporting or acting on behalf of the Yakuza.
The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:
HASHIMOTO, Hirofumi (a.k.a. KANG, Hong-Mun; a.k.a. KYO, Hirofumi); DOB 08 Jan 1947 (individual) [TCO].
IRIE, Tadashi; DOB 09 Dec 1944; POB Uwajima, Ehime, Japan (individual) [TCO].
ISHIDA, Shoroku (a.k.a. BOKU, Taishun; a.k.a. PAK, Tae-Chun; a.k.a. PARK, Tae-joon); DOB 30 Oct 1932 (individual) [TCO].
MASAKI, Toshio (a.k.a. PARK, Nyon-Nam); DOB 13 Jan 1947 (individual) [TCO].