Ericsson agrees $146k settlement with OFAC for violating Sudan sanctions

Ericsson.jpgEricsson Inc (located in Texas) and Ericsson AB (located in Sweden), both of which are subsidiaries of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, have agreed to pay OFAC $145,893 to settle an allegation that they had violated the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations. The apparent violation had involved employees of Ericsson Inc and Ericsson AB conspiring together and with employees of a third-country telecommunications company to export and re-export a satellite hub from the US to Sudan, and to export and re-export satellite-related services from the US to Sudan.

OFAC determined that the companies had voluntarily self-disclosed the apparent violation, and that the apparent violation had constituted an egregious case. OFAC Enforcement Information 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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