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Treasury Designates Turkish Businessman for Violating Iran Sanctions

On Feb. 7, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Turkish businessman Evren Kayakiran for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.

“Treasury is sanctioning Kayakiran not just for his willful violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran, but also for directing staff to commit and cover up these illegal acts. This is the first time that OFAC has designated an individual as a Foreign Sanctions Evader while resolving an enforcement matter, and is a marked change to how we will counter these acts of deception,” said Sigal Mandelker, the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

“This action is a clear warning that anyone in supervisory or managerial positions who directs staff to provide services, falsify records, commit fraud, or obstruct an investigation into sanctions violations exposes themselves to serious personal risk.”

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