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As announced yesterday by the Justice Department, Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. (SOHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd., has agreed to enter a guilty plea and to pay a $232,708,356 penalty to the United States for conspiring to violate the International Emergency

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Last Thursday, the Southern District of New York announced the arrest of Richard Ammar Chichakli in Australia. Chichakli has been charged with violations under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), money laundering, wire fraud, and conspiracy. It is alleged

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An Iranian corporation, its subsidiaries, and several of its officers and business partners have been charged in Alexandria, Virginia, accused of allegedly exporting more than $30 million in computer goods from U.S. companies to Iran, in violation of the Iranian

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Yesterday in the Southern District of New York, a federal judge sentenced Viktor Bout, aka the “Merchant of Death,” to 25 years in prison and also ordered a $15 million dollar forfeiture. The sentencing of Bout comes several months after

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On October 5, 2011 the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) delivered to the Federal Register a final rule to implement section 104(e) of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA) to

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The N.Y. Times is reporting that agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are more likely to be hunting potential threats to national security than for ordinary criminals in recent years. This finding comes from data collected detailing the

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into Goldman Sachs’ relationships with the Libyan Investment Authority. Back in 2007, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi attracted banks and securities firms when he launched the $40 billion fund. SEC officials are looking

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