Top 10 Red Flags on Potential Russian Sanctions Evasion Attempts

The EU, UK and US have placed enforcement of Russian sanctions, and deterring sanctions evasion, in high priority.

Sanctions evasion may occur through various means and financial institutions and other entities subject to AML regulations should anticipate that they will be examined with respect to the steps they are taking to monitor and report on transactions that may be characteristic of sanctions evasion.

Red flag indicators listed in FinCEN Alerts and other government publications not only serve as a guide to what may constitute potentially suspicious transactions, but are also an indication of the review or audit areas that may be subject to future examination and evaluation.

Duration: 75 minutes

Saskia Rietbroek, CSS, Executive Director | ACSS
Alexander Witt, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant | ACSS

Moderator: Alexander Witt, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS

CSS Credits: 1

Date: Thursday, September 01, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM New York (EST)

03:00 PM – 04:15 PM London (GMT)

04:00 PM – 05:15 PM Amsterdam (CET)

What you will learn:

  • Red flags involving shell companies used by Russian oligarchs
  • Red flags involving virtual currency
  • Red flags involving unsanctioned Russian and Belarus financial institutions that retain at least some access to the international financial system.
  • Red flags involving real estate, precious metals and more.

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Saskia Rietbroek, CSS

Executive Director


Saskia is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), a professional membership body for sanctions professionals worldwide. She is a Certified Sanctions Specialist (CSS) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and an industry leader in financial crime topics. Saskia has over 15 years of Sanctions/AML experience in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Her global footprint enables Saskia to apply valuable expertise and insight into international training and financial crime compliance projects.

She is a frequent speaker in English, Spanish and Dutch on a variety of financial crime topics.

She earned law degrees from Leiden University (Netherlands) and Universidad La Católica (Lima, Peru), and was admitted to the Lima Bar Association. She also holds an international MBA from Florida International University. She speaks fluent Dutch, English and Spanish, as well as basic German.

Alexander Witt

Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant


Alexander Witt is a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant for the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS). He is an expert in EU, US, and German Sanctions and Export Control Laws and Regulations. Previously Alexander worked as a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant at Full Circle Compliance and as an Export Compliance Officer at Fujifilm Europe in the Netherlands.