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US Embargo violations for May 2008 - Five fines for buying Cuban cigars online

Posted May 29, 2008 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION FOR May 2, 2008

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

One individual has agreed to a settlement totaling $5,425.50 for allegedly dealing in property in which Cuba or a Cuban national had an interest: Between November 2004 and May 2006, the individual allegedly purchased Cuban-origin cigars offered for sale on the Internet. The individual did not voluntarily disclose this matter to OFAC.

One individual has agreed to a settlement totaling $1,014 for allegedly dealing in property in which Cuba or a Cuban national had an interest: Between December 2003 and April 2006, the individual allegedly purchased Cuban-origin cigars offered for sale on the Internet. The individual did not voluntary disclose this matter to OFAC.

One individual has agreed to a settlement totaling $1,000 for allegedly dealing in property in which Cuba or a Cuban national had an interest: Between January 2005 and December 2005, the individual allegedly purchased Cuban-origin cigars offered for sale on the Internet. The individual did not voluntarily disclose this matter to OFAC.

One individual has agreed to a settlement totaling $830 for allegedly dealing in property in which Cuba or a Cuban national had an interest: Between January 2005 and June 2006, the individual allegedly purchased Cuban-origin cigars offered for sale on the Internet. The individual did not voluntarily disclose this matter to OFAC.

One individual has agreed to a settlement totaling $562.50 for allegedly dealing in property in which Cuba or a Cuban national had an interest: Between December 2004 and March 2005, on three occasions, the individual allegedly purchased Cuban origin cigars offered for sale on the Internet. The individual did not voluntarily disclose this matter to OFAC.

You can read the pdf directly from OFAC.

For more information regarding Cuba Sanctions and related OFAC regulations

For more information regarding Cuban cigars, visit the Havana Journal’s Cuban Cigar page

Member Comments

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On May 29, 2008, publisher wrote:

Almost $9000 in fines for buying Cuban cigars over the Internet. How many man hours and expenses did it take to crack down on these cigar buyers… or should I call them terrorists supporting a state sponsor of terrorism?

C’mon OFAC. Go spend your time and money where it matters.

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On May 29, 2008, manfredz wrote:

and in the same time how much (real) terrorist money laundering etc did they did they do ...ooops. forgot, no time for that ...gotta keep the US safe from tehm terrorist Cuban cigars…..