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Entries in Iran (67)

Tuesday
Apr092019

Standard Chartered Bank pays $657 million to settle OFAC violations

Standard Chartered Bank agreed Tuesday to pay $657 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to resolve sanctions violations primarily related to Iran, with other violations involving current or former sanctions on Cuba, Sudan, Burma, Syria, and Zimbabwe.

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Can blockchain and barter save Iran from the sting of sanctions?

The concept of central bank-issued digital currencies or national cryptocurrencies has attracted many governments across the world. Particularly, governments that have been sanctioned by the U.S. -- such as Iran.

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Tuesday
Jan292019

Huawei, CFO charged in Iran cover up

The DOJ announced Monday that it brought thirteen financial fraud-related charges against Chinese telecom company Huawei and three other related defendants, including its CFO Wanzhou Meng.

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Tuesday
Nov202018

SocGen pays $1.3 billion to resolve sanction offenses

Société Générale SA resolved U.S. trade sanction violations Monday by entering into two deferred prosecution agreements and paying $1.34 billion in penalties to federal and state authorities.

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Friday
Aug172018

Katya Lysova: Armenia’s breakthrough moment against corruption

Armenia doesn't top many investors’ lists. The former Soviet republic is in an ongoing military conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan, has two closed trade borders with Turkey and Azerbaijan (borders with Iran and Georgia are open), and pervasive corruption prevents Armenia’s three million citizens from prospering.

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Thursday
May242018

Lindsay Columbo: U.S.-EU dispute over Iran sanctions traps companies in legal abyss

The White House announced on May 8 that the United States would pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and reinstate sanctions on Iran to address that country's nuclear program.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

Compliance Alert: Lessons from OFAC’s recent enforcement action against non-U.S. companies

Last week the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced a $12 million settlement with CSE Global Limited and its subsidiary, CSE TransTel Pte. Ltd., both based in Singapore.

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Thursday
Jul272017

OFAC fines Singapore firm $12 million for Iran sanction violations

The subsidiary of a technology company that trades on the Singapore stock exchange paid $12 million in fines Thursday to the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control for violating trade sanctions against Iran.

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Thursday
Jun292017

AIG fined for insuring Iran, Sudan, Cuba shipments

Insurance giant American International Group agreed to pay the Office of Foreign Assets Control about $149,000 to settle 555 "apparent violations" of OFAC sanctions against Iran, Sudan, and Cuba.

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Wednesday
Mar082017

ZTE Corporation pays $892 million for Iran, North Korea sanctions violations

China's ZTE Corporation agreed Tuesday with the DOJ and two other agencies to pay $892 million for knowingly shipping dual-use telecoms equipment to Iran for six years and lying to cover up the trade offenses.

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Wednesday
Jan112017

Iran Sanctions Deal: What happened so far, and what's ahead?

It’s been about a year since the Iran deal, more formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA, came into effect. What has that year looked like? And what might be coming for the Iran deal?

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Monday
Nov142016

National Oilwell Varco pays $25 million for violating Iran, Cuba, Sudan sanctions

Houston-based driller National Oilwell Varco, Inc. reached a settlement with the DOJ, the Commerce Department, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for trade sanction violations reaching back to 2002.

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