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DOJ Charges 8 With Flouting Syria Fuel Sale Sanctions

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 9:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has charged eight foreign businessmen with conspiring to launder money and flout U.S. economic sanctions against Syria and Crimea by sending jet fuel to Syria via a Russian shipping company and freight forwarder.

Six employees of the Russia-based joint stock company Sovfracht — Syrian national Yaser Naser and Russian nationals Ivan Okorokov, Ilya Loginov, Karen Stepanyan, Alexey Konkov and Liudmila Shmelkova — have, along with Syrian petroleum inspectors Farid Bitar and Gabriel Bitar, each been charged with...
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