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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.

After Trump eased them, Biden reinstates sanctions on Israeli mining tycoon | TOI - March 3, 2021 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 6th, 2021 at 07:28:14 PM EST

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