SAN DIEGO (CN) – The U.S. government has declared a son guilty for the sins of his father by placing him on the “Specially Designated Nationals List” under the “Foreign Narcotic Kingpin Designation Act,” though the son is not involved with drugs and has no contact with his father, the son, a U.S. citizen, claims in Federal Court. Manuel Aguirre Ramos says being on the list makes it impossible for him to conduct “virtually any financial transaction (or) earn income”.
Aguirre says the Office Of Foreign Assets Control placed his name on its list in September 2006, because of the doings or alleged doings of his father, Miguel Aguirre Galindo, a Mexican citizen.
Aguirre says he “is estranged from his father and is not in contact with him in any manner, including the transfer of any funds whatsoever.” He says being on the list makes it impossible for him to conduct “virtually any financial transactions, earn income, or pay out money to any person or entity – in essence, Mr. Ramos is precluded from being able to support himself and/or his family.”
Aguirre sued the Office Of Foreign Assets Control, the Department of the Treasury, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr., demanding they remove him from the Specially Designated Nationals List, or at least specify the information he needs to provide to be removed from the list, and grant him a meeting with the Office Of Foreign Assets Control.
He is represented by Charles Goldberg with Zeltzer Caplan McMahon.