OFAC agrees settlements with Acteon for Cuba and Iran sanctions violations

Two settlements of $227,500 and $213,866, respectively, have been agreed between OFAC and the Acteon Group, a subsea service provider in the oil and gas industry. See OFAC Notice and Enforcement Information.

(1) Acteon and 2H Offshore Engineering, its subsidiary, settled their civil liability for 7 apparent violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515 (CACR). Between May 2011 and October 2012, 2H Offshore “produced analytical reports, or sent employees to Cuba to present these reports for exploration projects in Cuban territorial waters”.

(2) Acteon agreed to settle for (1) it and Seatronics’ (a subsidiary) 13 apparent violations of CACR for providing equipment and services for oil exploration projects in Cuban territorial waters; and (2) KKR & Co’s (another subsidiary) 3 violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations 31 C.F.R. part 560 for providing equipment then embarked on vessels operating in Iranian territorial waters.

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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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