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 OFAC has issued a Finding of Violation to Compass Bank, which uses the trade name BBVA Compass (“Compass”), for violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 598 (FNKSR). From June 12, 2013 to June 3, 2014, Compass maintained accounts on behalf of two […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Daofu Zhang, 40, of Shenzen, China, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 15 months of imprisonment for conspiring to sell counterfeits of sophisticated […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC HyperBranch Medical Technology, Inc. (“HyperBranch”) of Durham, North Carolina, has agreed to pay $107,691.30 to settle potential civil liability for apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560 (the “Regulations”). Specifically: (1) on or about April 15, 2011, HyperBranch appears to have […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS This rule revises the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) guidance regarding administrative enforcement cases based on violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), other than violations of Part 760 – restrictive trade practices and boycotts. The rule sets forth the factors that the Office of Export Enforcement […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Erdal Kuyumcu, 44, the CEO of Global Metallurgy LLC, a company based in Woodside, New York, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, in connection with the export of specialty metals from the United States to Iran. […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Amin al-Baroudi, 50, a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen, formerly of Irvine, California, was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for conspiring to export U.S.-origin goods from the United States to Syria in violation of sanctions imposed on Syria by the U.S. government. The sentence […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Wenxia Man, aka Wency Man, 45, of San Diego, was convicted today by a federal jury in the Southern District of Florida of conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle – commonly known as a drone – […]

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Source: The U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Ali Reza Parsa, 45, a Canadian-Iranian dual citizen and resident of Canada, was sentenced to three years in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). The sentence […]

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