Russian and Syrian Nationals Charged with Laundering Money Earned in Violation of Syrian Sanctions

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
6
Abstract: 

On June 12, 2018, an indictment charges eight businessmen, including five Russian nationals and three Syrian nationals, for conspiring to violate U.S. economic sanctions against Syria and Crimea, by sending jet fuel to Syria and making U.S. dollar wires to Syria and to sanctioned entities in Syria without receiving a license  from U.S. Treasury Department.  The indictment was returned in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.