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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US prosecutors have chastised the lawyers acting for Turkish bank Halkbank over an “empty delay tactic.”
Apple’s inadvertent dealings with a designated eastern European steroids dealer could have been caused by a common problem in software that companies use to check for sanctioned entities.
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.”
The chief of the US Justice Department’s counterintelligence and export control section has alluded to an updated policy on how companies are expected to report misconduct.
Sigal Mandelker, the undersecretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, will leave the Treasury Department shortly to rejoin the private sector.
The small office of lawyers within the US Treasury Department that scrutinises all sanctions activity has lost its second-in-command, as the drain of institutional knowledge persists under President Trump.
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