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Sanctions

Amazon settles US sanctions probe

Amazon settles US sanctions probe

08 July 2020

US online retailer Amazon has agreed to pay $134,523 to settle apparent violations of US sanctions caused by failings in software designed to detect potential dealings with barred individuals.

UK’s main sanctions enforcer criticised for a lack of transparency

UK’s main sanctions enforcer criticised for a lack of transparency

06 July 2020

The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation has taken the unusual step of refusing to identify the senior official responsible for overseeing penalties against those who breach trade restrictions.

US targets ships en route to Venezuela

US targets ships en route to Venezuela

02 July 2020

Federal prosecutors in Washington, DC are attempting to seize the petroleum in four tankers travelling from Iran to Venezuela as the US tries to curtail a burgeoning fuel trade market between the two heavily sanctioned countries.

Halkbank asks for further delays in blockbuster sanctions case

Halkbank asks for further delays in blockbuster sanctions case

30 June 2020

Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank has said it will need nearly two years to prepare for a trial over allegations it participated in a vast scheme to launder money and violate US sanctions on Iran.

Convicted smuggler fails to poke holes in conspiracy charges

Convicted smuggler fails to poke holes in conspiracy charges

30 June 2020

A US appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Texas individual who argued that authorities had insufficient evidence to prove that he intended to illegally smuggle sensitive technology to Cuba.

Singapore jails North Korean middleman over sanctions-busting scheme

Singapore jails North Korean middleman over sanctions-busting scheme

24 June 2020

A North Korean national has been convicted and sentenced to prison in Singapore for helping two companies violate UN sanctions on his home country.

Seychelles entity sues US Treasury over frozen Deutsche Bank money

Seychelles entity sues US Treasury over frozen Deutsche Bank money

23 June 2020

The owner of Transylvania International Airlines has called the Treasury Department's refusal to unblock the funds held at Deutsche Bank arbitrary and capricious.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

19 June 2020

In the latest counsel watch, Morrison & Foerster is representing a US prosecutor who is due to testify over the alleged politicisation of the US Justice Department, and Marc Mukasey at Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff is defending a Harvard chemistry professor accused of lying to the US government regarding his ties to China.

Judge turns up the heat on SDNY prosecutors over troubled sanctions case

Judge turns up the heat on SDNY prosecutors over troubled sanctions case

10 June 2020

Judge Alison Nathan has asked Manhattan prosecutors a series of tough questions over their surprise request to drop a case against the convicted ex-owner of Malta’s Pilatus Bank.

In shock move, Manhattan prosecutors withdraw sanctions charges

In shock move, Manhattan prosecutors withdraw sanctions charges

08 June 2020

US prosecutors have taken the extraordinary step of dropping a sanctions case against a convicted Iranian businessman, avoiding a dispute over potential failures to disclose evidence.

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