Search

Editors

Richard L. Cassin Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman Senior Editor

Elizabeth K. Spahn Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn Contributing Editor

Bill Waite Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong Contributing Editor 

Eric Carlson Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman Contributing Editor

Aarti Maharaj Contributing Editor


FCPA Blog Daily News

Entries in trade sanctions (11)

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.

Click to read more ...

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.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jan282016

Nina Mohseni: Iran sanctions lifted! But wait…which sanctions?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (State Department photo) If you’re a U.S. company -- unless you’re a food, medicine/medical supplies, or civil aircraft/parts supplier -- you still cannot have anything to do with Iran, even after the so-called lifting of sanctions as part of the nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Nov042015

Deutsche Bank pays $258 million, fires six for U.S. sanctions offenses

Federal and New York authorities said Wednesday that Deutsche Bank will pay $258 million and fire six senior employees to resolve investigations into thousands of illegal transactions with customers in Iran, Libya, Syria, Myanmar, and Sudan.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Oct202015

Crédit Agricole pays $787 million to resolve U.S. sanctions offenses

French bank Crédit Agricole will pay $787 million and hire an independent monitor after violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Iran, Myanmar, and Cuba between 2003 and 2008.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Jul152015

Sanctions compliance: OFAC statement about the Iran action plan

Image courtesy of the White House via YouTubeStatement Relating to the July 14, 2015 Announcement of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program:

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Feb182015

Swiss prosecutors raid HSBC offices in money laundering probe

Prosecutors in Switzerland searched the offices of HSBC's private bank in Geneva Wednesday as part of an investigation into money laundering.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Jan212015

Easing the embargo: New Cuba trade regulations take effect

Amendments to the Treasury Department’s Cuban Assets Control Regulations came into effect Friday. While the Cuba embargo remains in place, the regulatory amendments reflect the Obama Administration’s policy “to further engage and empower the Cuban people” and are continuations of amendments made in September 2009 and January 2011.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Dec242014

President expands sanctions with Crimea embargo

Official White House photoThis past Friday, for the first time since March, the President signed an Executive Order in the Ukraine-related sanctions program, essentially imposing an embargo on the Crimea region of Ukraine. 

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
May142014

BNP Paribas could pay more than $3.5 billion for sanctions breaches

BNP Paribas' headquarters in Paris; courtesy of WikipediaU.S. authorities are seeking more than $3.5 billion from BNP Paribas SA to resolve federal and state investigations into the bank's dealings with sanctioned countries, including Sudan, Iran and Cuba.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Jan242014

Did Dennis Rodman violate the FCPA?

Among the more than $10,000 in gifts Dennis Rodman delivered to North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang this month were "hundreds of dollars’ worth of Irish Jameson whiskey, European crystal, an Italian suit, a fur coat, and an English Mulberry handbag for Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju," the Daily Beast said Friday.

Click to read more ...