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DC attorney picked to replace Mandelker as top sanctions official

DC attorney picked to replace Mandelker as top sanctions official

December 11, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

US President Donald Trump intends to nominate Jessie Liu to be the new undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes at the US Treasury Department.

OFAC takes aim at travel insurance

OFAC takes aim at travel insurance

December 10, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Insurance companies Chubb and Allianz Global Risks have settled potential breaches of US sanctions on Cuba for providing polices to tourists visiting the embargoed Caribbean nation.

Hong Kong appliance maker reveals potential Iran sanctions breaches

Hong Kong appliance maker reveals potential Iran sanctions breaches

December 09, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The manufacturer of Shark vacuums has disclosed possible violations of US sanctions on Iran over business it did with the country’s state-owned shipping company.

Indicted Halkbank’s truncated lobbying effort

Indicted Halkbank’s truncated lobbying effort

December 06, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank cut ties with a prominent US lobbying firm hired to promote the bank’s compliance efforts after it was indicted over a multibillion-dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

Halkbank must attend US court to challenge sanctions charges

Halkbank must attend US court to challenge sanctions charges

December 06, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A federal court in Manhattan has denied Halkbank’s request for its lawyers to make a “special appearance” to challenge an indictment without first acknowledging receipt of it.

Cryptocurrency researcher accused of teaching North Korea to evade US sanctions

Cryptocurrency researcher accused of teaching North Korea to evade US sanctions

December 02, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

US authorities have arrested a cryptocurrency researcher who travelled to North Korea to deliver a lecture on how digital currencies could be used to evade US sanctions.

SDNY chief blasts Halkbank's “illogical” argument

SDNY chief blasts Halkbank's “illogical” argument

November 27, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

US prosecutors have chastised the lawyers acting for Turkish bank Halkbank over an “empty delay tactic.”

US Senator censures Treasury Department over Halkbank investigation

US Senator censures Treasury Department over Halkbank investigation

November 26, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A US senator has said the Treasury Department’s response to inquiries about potential political interference in a sanctions case against Turkish bank Halkbank “raises more questions than it answers.”

Chinese scientist indicted on economic espionage charges

Chinese scientist indicted on economic espionage charges

November 22, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A US grand jury has charged a former employee of agrochemical company Monsanto for allegedly stealing trade secrets for the Chinese government.

CFIUS reviews could be a source of criminal investigations

CFIUS reviews could be a source of criminal investigations

November 20, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Foreign companies looking to invest in the US could be opening themselves up to a possible criminal investigation as they seek approval from CFIUS.