Half of OFAC fines in April for Cuba embargo violations
Posted: 11 April 2008 07:40 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Sent April 11, 2008

You are receiving this email because you are a member of the Havana Journal. We send out VERY periodic updates and alerts.

Just about every month OFAC (US Treasury department in charge of enforcing Cuba sanctions) releases a list of violations to the various sanctions that they are in charge of monitoring. They monitor US sanctions against a variety of countries, drug trafficking as well as chasing terrorist money.

So, with all this responsibility, I thought you would like to know that half of the violations in this month’s report were for Cuban Embargo violations. The fines totaled just under $5000 for the four violations.

How much of your tax dollars went to collect this $5000?

To top it off, three of the eight total violations were for the “crime” of buying Cuban cigars over the Internet.

Read more here and read my comments at the bottom.


Rob Sequin


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