US REPO task force names crypto as target in efforts involving $58B in sanctioned assets

The United States Treasury has announced deputies of the multilateral Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs, or REPO, Task Force have targeted crypto in Russian entities’ attempts to evade sanctions.

In a March 9 announcement, the U.S. Treasury said the task force had blocked or frozen more than $58 billion worth of assets subject to sanctions since Russia’s military invaded Ukraine in February 2022. Members of the REPO team have worked to “counter Russian sanctions evasion”, which included illicit crypto transactions.


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