Acronym for “also known as,” commonly used on sanctioned entities or persons lists in reference to an alias or multiple aliases or multiple spellings of an individual’s name. Sanctions lists such as the US Treasury Department’s OFAC SDN list contain many AKAs. OFAC includes these AKAs on its lists because, based on information available to it, the sanctions targets refer to themselves, or are referred to, by these names. See also weak AKA.

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