Tagged: DOJ Sanctions Enforcement

DOJ and OFAC Settle with Indonesian Company for $2.5 Million for Violations of the North Korea Sanctions Program

PT Bukit Muria Jaya (BMJ), a global supplier of cigarette paper based in Indonesia, agreed to pay $1,561,570 for conspiracy to commit bank fraud as part of a scheme to deceive various banks in order to collect payments for cigarette paper exports to North Korea.  BMJ entered into an eighteen month deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department in exchange for the payment of the...

DOJ and OFAC Settle with UAE Company for $665,112 for Violations of North Korea Sanctions

The Justice Department and OFAC announced a settlement with Essentra FZE Company Limited (“Essentra FZE”), a cigarette filter and tear tape manufacturer, for violation of the North Korea Sanctions Program.  The violations were based on payments for goods that were received by a foreign branch of a U.S. bank.  Essentra FZE, a UAE company, manufactures and sells cigarette filters and tear tape for customers in...