US man sentenced to 32 months for sanctions violations

Amin al-Baroudi, a Syrian-born US citizen, has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for violating US sanctions on Syria.  Mr Baroudi pleaded guilty to the violations in January; between December 2011 and March 2013 he and several co-conspirators exported US equipment to Syria for the purpose of supplying rebel groups, who intended to overthrow the Assad government and install an Islamic state.  At least one of the groups supplied by Baroudi is said to fight alongside Jabhat al-Nusrah, a group designated by the US State Department as a foreign terrorist organisation and which operates as al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria.

The US Department of Justice’s press release is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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