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Lloyds TSB Busted for 'Stripping'

April 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by Baker & Partners.

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The U.S. Government has asserted jurisdiction over a non U.S. person for the first time and levied the largest ever penalty for violations of U.S. sanctions.

On January 9th 2009 the British Bank Lloyds TSB entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the New York County District Attorney’s office (NYDA) concerning the bank’s admitted non-compliance with the OFAC sanctions regime pertaining to Iran and Sudan.

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