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Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

By Michael Griffiths

29 May 2020

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC (Credit: Flickr.com/woodleywonderworks (CC BY 2.0))

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has been prolific in penalising companies for sanctions violations but doesn’t appear to have the same appetite for pursuing individuals.