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16

UK Ministers Lose Parliamentary Support for Unilateral Sanctions Powers

Photo by Shutterstock. The U.K. House of Lords rejected a government plan that would authorize ministers to establish criminal offenses for sanctions violations and blacklist individuals and entities by description rather than by name.

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ADDITIONAL STORIES

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Co-Enforcement Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Enforcement Director James McDonald issued a joint statement highlighting the agencies' commitment to preventing fraud related virtual currencies.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department issued updated frequently asked questions related a U.S. person's involvement in the Venezuelan government's proposed digital currency.

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Enforcement Actions

The National Futures Association issued a decision accepting an offer of settlement from the New York, NY-based introducing broker that required the firm to pay $15,000 for failing to fully implement an anti-money laundering program.
The U.S. Justice Department entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the London, UK-based financial institution that requires the holding company to pay a 63,104,000 penalty and 38,400,000 in disgorgement to resolve charges related to a multi-million dollar front-running scheme.