By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

US report on sanctions penalties

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent monitor of federal government spending, has published a report on the fines and penalties imposed on financial institutions for violations of US sanctions and other financial crime regulations. The report states that, between January 2009 and December 2015, around $12bn of fines, penalties, and forfeitures were assessed by federal agencies, of which...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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