Barclays pays $2.5m for apparent US sanctions violations

Barclays Bank Plc has agreed with OFAC a $2,485,890 settlement of its potential civil liability in connection with 159 apparent violations of US sanctions on Zimbabwe. Barclays is said to have processed the prohibited transactions, totalling around $3.4m, through financial institutions located in the US, including its own New York branch, on behalf of corporate…

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About Michael O'Kane

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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