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Posts Tagged: Iran

Judge accepts BNP guilty plea for sanction offenses

BNP Paribas pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries, a development that a U.S. judge said should shows that no financial institution is “immune from the rule of law.”… Continue Reading

Sanctions probe now targets German banks

State and federal authorities have begun settlement talks with Commerzbank AG and Deutsche Bank over their alleged dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States.

The timing of a possible deal could cost the German banks billions in penalties is still unclear, Reuters said. … Continue Reading

Who should pay for BNP’s crimes?

On June 30, the Justice Department and other federal and state agencies announced the long awaited settlement in the BNP case. The bank forfeited $8.8 billion and paid fines of $140 million for the “hat-trick of sanctions violations” — unlawfully offering the U.S.… Continue Reading

BNP admits guilt, fined $8.9 billion for U.S. sanctions violations

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas (Image courtesy of Euro Business Media via YouTube)French banking giant BNP Paribas agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay an $8.9 billion penalty for transferring billions of dollars on behalf of blacklisted Sudan, Iran and Cuba, U.S.Continue Reading

China probe of oil and gas corruption spreads overseas

A sweeping corruption investigation into state oil giant China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has expanded from domestic oilfields to overseas operations, with two more oil executives being detained for questioning.
 
Bo Qiliang (pictured), the vice president of CNPC’s subsidiary PetroChina Company Limited, was one of those detained, sources told local English-language magazine Caixin.… Continue Reading

Chinese ‘weapons proliferator’ indicted for Iran sales

A China national used a web of overseas front companies and U.S. financial institutions to sell nuclear-weapons-related items to Iran in violation of trade sanctions, the DOJ said Tuesday.

“As alleged, Li Fangwei has used subterfuge and deceit to continue to evade U.S.… Continue Reading

Survey shows corporate commitment to anti-corruption programs

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance conducted an online survey in February, asking 383 compliance professionals around the world to evaluate their anti-corruption compliance programs and name their top risk concerns.

Eighty of the respondents were in North America, 145 in Western Europe, 119 in Asia-Pacific, and 39 in other countries.… Continue Reading

Financial Action Task Force: These nations have AML deficiencies

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism controls in a public statement Friday.

The FATF is a membership body that sets the global standards for anti-money laundering (AML) and financing of terrorism (FT) programs and controls.… Continue Reading