Cuba Politics

September 7 2007 OFAC Civil Penalty Notices for US Embargo Cuba violations

Posted September 11, 2007 by publisher in Cuba Politics.


ENTITIES - 31 CFR 501.805 (d)(1)(i)

Lakes Community Credit Union Settles Cuban Assets Control Regulations Violation Allegation:

Lakes Community Credit Union, Lake Orion, MI 48362 (“LCCU”) has remitted $1,484.00 to settle allegations of violations of the Cuban Asset Control Regulations occurring on July 7, 2003. OFAC alleged that LCCU initiated a transaction incident to Cuba travel. LCCU did not voluntarily disclose this matter to OFAC.

GE Security Settles Cuban Embargo Program Allegations:

GE Security has remitted $1,900 to settle allegations of violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations by a wholly-owned foreign subsidiary of InVision Technologies, Inc., Newark, CA 94560 (“InVision”). The alleged violations occurred between July and August 2003, prior to the acquisition of InVision by GE Security. OFAC alleged that InVision’s foreign subsidiary acted without an OFAC license by exporting goods and services to Cuba. InVision voluntarily disclosed this matter to OFAC

INDIVIDUALS – 31 CFR 501.805 (d)(1)(ii)

One individual has agreed to a settlement totaling $770.25 for dealing in property in which Cuba or a Cuban national had an interest:

On December 24, 2004, the individual allegedly purchased Cuban-origin cigars offered for sale on the Internet. The individual did not voluntarily disclose this matter to OFAC.


Legal Note:

Information concerning the civil penalty process is discussed in OFAC regulations governing the various sanctions programs or, in the case of sanctions regulations issued pursuant to the Trading with the Enemy Act, in 31 CFR part 501. Civil penalty procedures are also discussed in OFAC’s proposed Enforcement Guidelines, 68 FR 4422 - 4429 (January 29, 2003).

Member Comments

On September 14, 2007, manfredz wrote:

wonder how much of the taxpayers money is spent to collect these huge fines .....