Iran: Primary Money Laundering Concern (18NOV11)

David Scantling filed this request with the Department of Treasury of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-01-112
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From: David Scantling

Dear FOIA Officer:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552, submitted to the United States Department of the Treasury ("TREASURY"). I hereby request the following agency records (including, but not limited to, electronic records):

1) All agency documents related to TREASURY's finding, dated November 18, 2011, that the Islamic Republic of Iran ("Iran") is a jurisdiction of primary laundering concern, pursuant to the authority contained in 31 U.S.C. § 5313A (Note: The November 18, 2011, finding regarding Iran was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2011, and is available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-25/pdf/2011-30332.pdf).

2) All electronic mail ("e-mail") messages, including any document attachments (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc.), that were sent between TREASURY and the United States Department of State ("DoS"), the United States Department of Justice ("DoJ"), the United States Department of Defense ("DoD"), and/or the United States Department of Energy ("DoE") regarding the November 18, 2011, Iran finding.

3) All documents, transactions, database records, images, data, and metadata collected from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication ("SWIFT") system and network by TREASURY's Terrorist Finance Tracking Program ("TFTP") related to the following Iranian banks that were mentioned in the November 18, 2011, Iran finding (Note: Details regarding TFPT are available on TREASURE's web-site at: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/terrorist-illicit-finance/Terrorist-Finance-Tracking/Pages/tftp.aspx):

3.1) Central Bank of Iran, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: BMJIIRTH)
3.2) Bank Saderat, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: BSIRIRTH)
3.3) Bank Saderat Plc., London, United Kingdom (SWIFT Code: BSPLGB2L)
3.4) Bank Saderat Iran, Beirut, Lebanon (SWIFT Code: BSIRLBBE)
3.5) Bank Melli, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: MELIIRTH)
3.6) Melli Bank Plc., London, United Kingdom (SWIFT Code: MELIGB2L)
3.7) Melli Bank Plc., Hong Kong, China (SWIFT Code: MELIHKHH)
3.8) Bank Sepah, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: SEPBIRTH)
3.9) Bank Sepah International Plc., London United Kingdom (SWIFT Code: SEPBGB2L)
3.10) Bank Sepah, Paris, France (SWIFT Code: SEPBFRPP)
3.11) Bank Sepah, Rome, Italy (SWIFT Code: SEPBITRR)
3.12) Bank Sepah, Frankfurt, Germany (SWIFT Code: SEPBDEFF)
3.13) Bank Mellat, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: BKMTIRTH)
3.14) Bank Mellat, Istanbul, Turkey (SWIFT Code: BKMTTRIS)
3.15) Bank Mellat, Seoul, South Korea (SWIFT Code: BKMTKRSE)
3.16) First East Export Bank, Labuan, Malasia (SWIFT Code: FEEBMYKA)
3.17) Post Bank of Iran, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: PBIRIRTH)
3.18) Export Development Bank of Iran, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: EDBIIRTH)
3.19) Bank Refah, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: REFAIRTH)
3.20) Persia International Bank, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SWIFT Code: PIBPAEAD)
3.21) Persia International Bank Plc., London, United Kingdom (SWIFT Code: PIBPGB2L)
3.22) Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: EIHBIRTH)
3.23) Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank, Kish, Iran (SWIFT Code: EIHBIRTH)
3.24) Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank, Hamburg, Germany (SWIFT Code: EIHBDEHH)
3.25) Bank of Industry and Mine, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: BOIMIRTH)
3.26) Ansar Bank, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: ANSBIRTH)
3.27) Bank Mehr, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: unknown)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Scantling

From: Cawana.Pearson@treasury.gov

Good afternoon,

Our office is in receipt of a FOIA request dated January 9, 2015, titled “Iran Primary Money Laundering”. Unfortunately, we did not receive your request in its entirety. Please resubmit your request via fax 202-622-3895.

You may reach me on 202-622-3503 with questions and or concerns but FOIA requests cannot be submitted to this e-mail account.

Thank you!

Cawana

From: David Scantling

Dear FOIA Officer:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552, submitted to the United States Department of the Treasury ("TREASURY"). I hereby request the following agency records (including, but not limited to, electronic records):

1) All agency documents related to TREASURY's finding, dated November 18, 2011, that the Islamic Republic of Iran ("Iran") is a jurisdiction of primary laundering concern, pursuant to the authority contained in 31 U.S.C. § 5313A (Note: The November 18, 2011, finding regarding Iran was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2011, and is available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-25/pdf/2011-30332.pdf).

2) All electronic mail ("e-mail") messages, including any document attachments (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc.), that were sent between TREASURY and the United States Department of State ("DoS"), the United States Department of Justice ("DoJ"), the United States Department of Defense ("DoD"), and/or the United States Department of Energy ("DoE") regarding the November 18, 2011, Iran finding.

3) All documents, transactions, database records, images, data, and metadata collected from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication ("SWIFT") system and network by TREASURY's Terrorist Finance Tracking Program ("TFTP") related to the following Iranian banks that were mentioned in the November 18, 2011, Iran finding (Note: Details regarding TFPT are available on TREASURE's web-site at: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/terrorist-illicit-finance/Terrorist-Finance-Tracking/Pages/tftp.aspx):

3.1) Central Bank of Iran, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: BMJIIRTH)
3.2) Bank Saderat, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: BSIRIRTH)
3.3) Bank Saderat Plc., London, United Kingdom (SWIFT Code: BSPLGB2L)
3.4) Bank Saderat Iran, Beirut, Lebanon (SWIFT Code: BSIRLBBE)
3.5) Bank Melli, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: MELIIRTH)
3.6) Melli Bank Plc., London, United Kingdom (SWIFT Code: MELIGB2L)
3.7) Melli Bank Plc., Hong Kong, China (SWIFT Code: MELIHKHH)
3.8) Bank Sepah, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: SEPBIRTH)
3.9) Bank Sepah International Plc., London United Kingdom (SWIFT Code: SEPBGB2L)
3.10) Bank Sepah, Paris, France (SWIFT Code: SEPBFRPP)
3.11) Bank Sepah, Rome, Italy (SWIFT Code: SEPBITRR)
3.12) Bank Sepah, Frankfurt, Germany (SWIFT Code: SEPBDEFF)
3.13) Bank Mellat, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: BKMTIRTH)
3.14) Bank Mellat, Istanbul, Turkey (SWIFT Code: BKMTTRIS)
3.15) Bank Mellat, Seoul, South Korea (SWIFT Code: BKMTKRSE)
3.16) First East Export Bank, Labuan, Malasia (SWIFT Code: FEEBMYKA)
3.17) Post Bank of Iran, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: PBIRIRTH)
3.18) Export Development Bank of Iran, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: EDBIIRTH)
3.19) Bank Refah, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: REFAIRTH)
3.20) Persia International Bank, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SWIFT Code: PIBPAEAD)
3.21) Persia International Bank Plc., London, United Kingdom (SWIFT Code: PIBPGB2L)
3.22) Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: EIHBIRTH)
3.23) Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank, Kish, Iran (SWIFT Code: EIHBIRTH)
3.24) Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank, Hamburg, Germany (SWIFT Code: EIHBDEHH)
3.25) Bank of Industry and Mine, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: BOIMIRTH)
3.26) Ansar Bank, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: ANSBIRTH)
3.27) Bank Mehr, Tehran, Iran (SWIFT Code: unknown)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Scantling

From: Department of Treasury

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