Commerzbank agrees to pay $1.45bn in penalties for sanctions, fraud and money laundering related offences

On 12 March 2015, Commerzbank AG agreed to pay a total of $1.45 billion in penalties and enter into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice for doing business with Iran and other sanctioned countries, in addition to failing to have in place adequate money laundering and fraud controls. Alongside forfeiture and fines levied by other bodies...

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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