FinCEN Files – UAE Central Bank failed to prevent Iran sanctions violations

According to reports, the FinCEN Files show that between 2011 and 2012, the Central Bank of the UAE allowed Dubai-based Gunes General Trading to process transactions of $142m (£110m) designed to circumvent sanctions on Iran. A US correspondent bank had filed a suspicious activity report in 2012 alerting the UAE Central Bank to the transactions, but Gunes General Trading continued …

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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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