The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Thursday unanimously approved a measure that would penalize foreign banks that offer financial services to Hezbollah, an Iran-backed, Lebanon-based Shiite militant group.
U.S. officials Tuesday charged a blacklisted Chinese national with using shell companies to maintain accounts at American banks and offered five million dollars for information on his whereabouts.
The financial clearing subsidiary of Deutsche Börse AG will pay the U.S. Treasury Department's sanctions enforcer $152 million for holding money in New York-based accounts on behalf of Iran's central bank.
As early as Monday, banks will be able to do what has become seemingly unthinkable in the sanctions compliance field during recent years: ramp up their ties to Iran.
The chairman of a Senate committee vowed Thursday to block additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to protect last month's multilateral accord to suspend portions of the country's nuclear program.
Western financial institutions won't radically amend their sanctions controls in response to an agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for a relaxation of banking restrictions, say former officials.
Despite tightened controls on interbank messaging, some bankers looking to hide the role of their blacklisted clients in international wires need only type a single key on their keyboard, according to experts.
Federal officials will weigh whether financial institutions can bank medical marijuana shops, New York's financial regulators asks two financial consultancies for data and more, in this week's news roundup.
Germany's BaFin is reportedly investigating potential AML violations by Deutsche Bank, a U.K. court could order the British government to pay millions to compensate a blacklisted Iranian bank, and more, in this midweek roundup.
The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday approved legislation that would limit White House-granted waivers to nations that purchase oil from Iran under a 2011 sanctions law.
Growing economic and political ties between Argentina and Iran are prompting some bank compliance officers to look more closely at their clients in the South American nation, say industry professionals.
The OECD says Portugal needs to better enforce its anti-bribery laws, the U.S. Treasury Department voices concerns about Iranian investments in Georgia, and more, in this week's news roundup.
A U.S. official's threat last month of economic sanctions against four Chinese banks is likely to be toothless given economic and enforcement hurdles, say sanctions analysts.
A Manhattan court Wednesday indicted a New York man for allegedly transferring money illegally to Faisal Shahzad, the 31-year-old man who attempted to detonate a homemade bomb in Times Square.
Three weeks before he attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square on May 1, Faisal Shazhad, a naturalized U.S. citizen living in Connecticut, was in New York picking up $7,000 in cash sent by a suspected member of a Pakistani terrorist group using an age-old informal transmission network.
The New York District Attorney's Office has hired a prominent U.S. Justice Department official to head a new bureau established to investigate financial fraud, bribery, terrorist financing and money laundering.
Federal investigators Thursday arrested a former consultant of a prominent New York management company for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran through the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business.
The U.S. Senate won't consider an Iran sanctions bill overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday until a negotiation deadline set by the Obama administration expires, say analysts.
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that they were seeking forfeitures from three New York banks as part of the prosecution of two companies allegedly operating under the control of a sanctioned Iranian bank.
U.S. banks are still confused about how to know terrorist financing when they see it, according to a former U.S. Treasury official.