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Entries in OFAC (33)

Wednesday
Oct222014

Sanctions compliance: The new FCPA?

In recent months, the U.S. Treasury Department's sanctions enforcement unit, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), has made it clear that sanctions compliance will continue to be a global issue. Particular transactions will be scrutinized, making it important for financial institutions that do business internationally to manage their risks appropriately. 

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Wednesday
Sep242014

Under U.S. sanctions, iPhones and Facebook are OK for Iran. But no sales agents

The United States government has imposed tough long-term trade sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear program. But our policy makers want Iranian citizens to have access to the Internet, mobile phones, chat services, and other social media. That, after all, is how news spreads and change happens.

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Tuesday
Sep162014

Russia sanctions update: Treasury targets financial, energy, and defense sectors

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Directives 1 through 4 on September 12 pursuant to Executive Order 13662 (March 20, 2014), “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine.”

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Friday
Jul252014

Bank of America pays $16.6 million for violating drug trafficker sanctions

Bank of America Corp's banking unit agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed hundreds of transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday.

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Friday
May162014

U.S. Treasury targets money-laundering network with Kingpin Act

The U.S. Treasury named eight individuals and 20 entities Thursday connected to Jorge Fadlallah Cheaitelly as designated narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Travel services company fined $6 million for illegal Cuba trade

The U.S. Treasury Department announced its settlement with the Dutch company CWT B.V., fining it nearly $6 million for apparent violations of U.S. trade sanctions against Cuba.

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Monday
Apr212014

Individuals and firm targeted for ‘undermining Zimbabwe democracy’

David S. Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. TreasuryThe U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) designated three people and a business Thursday for sanctions for facilitating public corruption and threatening Zimbabwe's democratic institutions.

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Tuesday
Dec172013

NCR posts investigation update

Image courtesy of NCR CorporationHere's what ATM-maker NCR Corporation said in its SEC filing (Form 8-K) this month about ongoing FCPA and OFAC investigations:

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Tuesday
Nov262013

Weatherford pays $152.6 million for FCPA violations, $100 million for trade sanctions

Weatherford International agreed Tuesday to pay $152.6 million to the DOJ and SEC for FCPA offenses in the Middle East and Africa and violation of the Iraq oil-for-food program.

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