Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS The Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (“BIS”), has notified Access USA Shipping, LLC, d/b/a MyUS.com and f/k/a Access USA Shipping, Inc., of Sarasota, Florida (“Access”), of its intention to initiate an administrative proceeding against Access pursuant to Section 766.3 of the Export Administration Regulations […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Combined Penalty of $1.19 Billion with Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury Actions Shows All of Government Approach to Sanctions Enforcement ZTE Corporation has agreed to enter a guilty plea and to pay a $430,488,798 penalty to the U.S. for conspiring to violate the […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice Alexander Posobilov, 62, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for conspiring to export and illegally exporting controlled microelectronics to Russia, and for conspiring to launder money. The sentence was announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord and U.S Attorney Robert L. […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a $515,400 settlement with United Medical Instruments, Inc. (“UMI”), a company incorporated in California. UMI agreed to settle its potential civil liability for 56 alleged violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice Ali Caby, a/k/a “Alex Caby,” 40, a U.S. permanent resident currently residing in Bulgaria; Arash Caby, a/k/a “Axel Caby,” 43, of Miami, Florida; and Marjan Caby, 34, of Miami, Florida, were arrested and charged with exporting prohibited articles to Syria, in violation of the Syria trade embargo, commerce regulations and […]

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Source: Miami Herald Abrahán José Aguilar Sánchez, one of three Venezuelans accused of attempting to illegally export firearms and bullets to Venezuela, has pleaded guilty to the charges. Aguilar Sánchez, 35, was the third and last of the three Venezuelans arrested in the case. He pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga. Alfredo […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD Bank”),a financial institution headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has agreed to remit $516,105 to settle its potential civil liability for 167 apparent violations of § 515.201 of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515(CACR), and § 560.204 of the Iranian Transactions Sanctions Regulations, […]

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Source: The U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC National Oilwell Varco, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its subsidiaries Dreco Energy Services, Ltd. (“Dreco”) and NOV Elmar (“Elmar”) have agreed to settle their potential civil liability for apparent violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515 (CACR), the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce-BIS Alexey Barysheff of Brooklyn, New York, a naturalized citizen of the United States, was arrested on federal charges of illegally exporting controlled technology from the United States to end-users in Russia. Simultaneously, two Russian nationals, Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Karpenko and Alexey Krutilin, were arrested in Denver, Colorado, on charges of conspiring […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Amin Yu, 55, of Orlando, Florida, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for acting in the U.S. as an illegal agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the Attorney General and for conspiring to commit international money laundering. Assistant […]

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