On 11 September, OFAC announced the designations of Jose Avina Bribiesca, Ignacio Gonzalez Hernandez and Janette Iliana Gonzalez Linares, all attorneys based in Guadalajara, Mexico, and a real estate entity, Bona-Habitat, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act  (“Kingpin Act”).  OFAC asserts that the attorneys work on behalf of Juvencio Ignacio Gonzalez Parada, another Guadalajara-based attorney already designated for allegedly advising leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.  Bona-Habitat is controlled by Mr. Parada and employs the newly designated attorneys. Among other activities, the attorneys allegedly manage the Sinaloa Cartel’s illicitly obtained real estate properties.

Treasury Department Press Release