Work Area: Sanctions

DOJ unveils batch of new cases in crackdown on trade theft and illegal exports to adversaries

The enforcement push comes amid reports that sanctioned US technology has continued to flow to Russia despite new sanctions tied to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

16 May 2023

Counsel Watch: SBF adds more Cohen & Gresser firepower to defence team

GIR looks at the new appearances on the docket for FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried as he seeks to dismiss US charges against him, and the three-firm team advising crypto company Bittrex as it faces allegations of securities laws violations from the SEC.

09 May 2023

Marshall Miller: Companies are “on the front lines” of national security

Two-thirds of the DOJ’s corporate criminal resolutions in the past seven months have implicated questions of national security, the senior DOJ official said.

03 May 2023

FCPA Docket: Stryker discloses bribery investigation

The DOJ and SEC contacted recidivist medical device maker Stryker about possible FCPA violations; a fibre laser manufacturer “believes” the DOJ has concluded its investigation into its export practices; a mining company received information requests from the DOJ but says it is not under investigation.

03 May 2023

Crypto company to pay $7.6 million in OFAC settlement

Poloniex faced scrutiny from OFAC for allowing over 65,000 transactions in violation of US sanctions programmes against Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Sudan.

02 May 2023

Alvarez & Marsal to support Glencore monitorship

Glencore announced in its annual ethics report that its recently-accepted compliance monitors will be working with the forensic accounting firm.

28 April 2023

Ex-Harvard professor avoids prison after hiding Chinese financing

Charles Lieber was sentenced to pay $50,000 and spend two years under supervised release.

26 April 2023

New York real estate lawyer pleads guilty to helping Vekselberg maintain US luxury properties

Robert Wise is the fourth associate of the sanctioned Russian oligarch charged by the DOJ since Moscow launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

26 April 2023

British American Tobacco to pay $635 million for North Korean sanctions evasion

The cigarette producer will pay record-breaking criminal and civil penalties for violating North Korean sanctions by concealing its operations in the country through a web of front companies.

26 April 2023

US and UK sanctions collaboration hits new heights – from export controls to Christmas parties

GIR Insight is launching a new Sanctions Roundtable on 25 April. It provides a six-month touchpoint for the most recent developments since the launch of the Guide to Sanctions and sees panellists discuss how some of the biggest authorities are working together more closely than ever.

21 April 2023

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