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US Department of Justice issues guidance on how compliance programs are evaluated

On May 1st, the US Justice Department issued a new guidance document entitled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”. Here’s the introduction section: The “Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations” in the Justice Manual describe specific factors that prosecutors should consider in conducting an investigation of a corporation, determining whether […]

US seizes DPRK cargo vessel

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 9, 2019 North Korean Cargo Vessel Connected to Sanctions Violations Seized by U.S. Government Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York, Assistant Director John […]

DOJ Press Release on UniCredit settlement

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 15, 2019 UniCredit Bank AG Agrees to Plead Guilty for Illegally Processing Transactions in Violation of Iranian Sanctions  UniCredit Group Banks Agree to Pay Over $1.3 Billion for Violating Sanctions UniCredit Bank AG (UCB AG), a financial institution […]

MoneyGram AML program found lacking again…

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs MoneyGram International Inc. Agrees to Extend Deferred Prosecution Agreement, Forfeits $125 Million in Settlement with Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Company also Agrees to Implement Additional Anti-Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering Program Compliance Enhancements in Agreements with Federal Authorities MoneyGram International Inc. (MoneyGram), […]

Mr. Watchlist said there was more…

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York   Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Criminal Charges Against Société Générale S.A. For Violations Of The Trading With The Enemy Act Bank to Pay Total Penalties of more than $1.3 Billion as part of Resolution with Federal and State Prosecutors […]

Many ways to skin a cat…

In conjunction with yesterday’s OFAC designations… Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs   North Korean Regime-Backed Programmer Charged With Conspiracy to Conduct Multiple Cyber Attacks and Intrusions North Korean Hacking Team Responsible for Global WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware, Destructive Cyberattack on Sony Pictures, Central Bank Cybertheft in Bangladesh, and Other […]

NJ Woman arrested for Iran sanctions violations

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of New Jersey   Morris County, New Jersey, Woman Charged With Smuggling American Aircraft Components To Iranian Airline Companies NEWARK, N.J. – A Morristown, New Jersey, woman appeared in federal court today to face charges for her alleged role in an international procurement […]

Arrests of Iran auto parts manufacturer

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of California   Executives Of Iranian Auto Parts Manufacturer Arrested And Indicted For Violating Iranian Sanctions Statute U.S. Citizens Provided Services, Materials, and Equipment For Use By Their Company in Tehran, Iran SAN FRANCISCO –  Sadr Emad-Vaez, Pouran Aazad, and Hassan Ali […]