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
Posts Tagged: Sudan
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.
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
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
BNP Paribas has set aside $1.1 billion for a potential settlement with federal and state government agencies that are investigating possible U.S. sanctions violations.
Weatherford International agreed Tuesday to pay $152.6 million to the DOJ and SEC for FCPA offenses in the Middle East and Africa and violation of the Iraq oil-for-food program.
The Switzerland-based company also paid $100 million for export controls violations under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act.… Continue Reading
Africa’s youngest nation, the Republic of Southern Sudan, has lost more than $4 billion due to public sector corruption.
The country’s first and current president, Salva Kiir, sent a letter to 75 current and former government officials, accusing them of embezzling the money from state coffers.… Continue Reading
War is not only hell, it’s corrupt too.
Of the bottom ten countries on Transparency International’s 2010 Corruption Perception Index, six have active wars, insurrections, or major civil disturbances.
Included are Burundi, Chad, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and bottom-dweller Somalia.… Continue Reading