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Schlumberger Faces More Than $232.7 Million In Penalties And Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges For Violations Of U.S. Sanctions
Schlumberger Faces More Than $232.7 Million In Penalties And Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges For Violations Of U.S. Sanctions
United States
27 Mar 2015
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Crisis In The Crimea: Sanctions Update
Tensions continue to mount in the wake of a controversial referendum that threatens to expand the borders of the Russian Federation.
Worldwide
20 Mar 2014
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U.S. Lifts Libya’s Terrorist Designation
It was almost two years ago that President Bush terminated the national emergency with Libya, effectively ending the United States’ longstanding unilateral embargo on that country. While this decision represented a major step forward in the normalization of trade relations between the countries, it did not remove all obstacles to doing business with Libya.
United States
15 Sep 2006
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Big Money for BIS: A Fivefold Increase in Maximum Penalties Under the IEEPA
As part of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act signed by the President on March 9, 2006, lawmakers added a small piece of legislation entitled the Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005 (Title IV) ("the Act"). One of the primary purposes of this Act is to raise the maximum amount for civil penalties under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act from $10,000 per violation (adjusted to $11,000 per violation under the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act of 1990) to $50
United States
16 Jun 2006
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FINCEN Issues New Due Diligence Requirements For Anti-Money Laundering Programs
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") recently has shown an increased assertiveness in its enforcement of anti-money laundering regulations. Both a major bank (ABN AMRO) and securities dealer (Oppenheimer & Company) were assessed penalties in the millions of dollars by FinCEN at the end of last year because of their failure to identify suspicious activities and other systematic defects with their anti-money laundering operations.
United States
4 Apr 2006
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Export, Customs & Trade - Enforcement Highlights
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry of Security ("BIS"), announced on July 28, 2005 that the Chattanooga Group Inc. ("CGI"), a division of Encore Medical Corporation based in Hixson, Tennessee, will pay a $101,000 civil penalty to settle administrative charges that it committed 13 violations of the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") in connection with unauthorized exports of physical therapy equipment from the United States to Iran via Australia without the required export
United States
30 Nov 2005
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FinCEN Issues New Anti-Money Laundering Rule For Dealers in Precious Metals, Precious Stones, And Jewels
In the aftermath of 9/11 and the war on terror, the USA PATRIOT Act called for all financial institutions, as so defined by the Bank Secrecy Act, to establish comprehensive anti-money laundering compliance programs. Since the BSA identified more than 20 different types of financial institutions, many of which had no prior experience in establishing such a program, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crime Enforcement Network decided to introduce this requirement in stages.
United States
3 Aug 2005
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FinCEN Issues New Guidance on Anti-Money Laundering Program Requirements for Foreign Agents and Foreign Counterparts
On December 8, 2004, the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") issued interpretive Guidance requiring Money Services Businesses that use overseas agents to move funds in and out of the United States to establish, as part of their anti-money laundering procedures, appropriate measures to address the risks of money laundering and terrorism financing posed by relationships with foreign parties. Businesses are expected to be fully compliant with this Guidanc
United States
11 Mar 2005
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