Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BNP Paribas S.A.
Current Parent Company: 
BNP Paribas
Penalty: 
$8,973,600,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
May 1, 2015
Primary Offense: 
economic sanction violation
Violation Description: 

BNP Paribas S.A. was sentenced for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act by processing billions of dollars of transactions through the U.S. financial system on behalf of Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban entities subject to U.S. economic sanctions. BNPP was sentenced to a five-year term of probation, and ordered to forfeit $8,833,600,000 to the United States and to pay a $140,000,000 fine. The penalty also covered cases brought by the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Federal Reserve.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
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