How JPMorgan Racked Up $88 Million in Federal Fines

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Three trade violations with dubious overseas partners will cost JPMorgan more than $88 million in a settlement with the Treasury department. The international bank's transactions with Cuba, Iran and Sudan violated a trove of embargo laws:

In late 2005 early 2006, JPMorgan violated embargo laws by processing $178.5 million in wire transfers for cuban nationals. A different, unnamed financial institution tipped the bank off to their own misdeeds, but they failed to alert the proper authorities, and didn't make enough of an effort to ensure it wouldn't happen again.

In 2009 the bank processed a $2.9 million loan with, "a bank that had ties to Iran's government-owned shipping line," a violation of trade sanctions agains the country. JPMorgan was made aware of the mistake, but again failed to inform regulators in due time. They didn't inform regulators of their mistake until three days before the loan was paid in full.

In 2011, the Treasury asked for documents regarding a wire transfer that referred to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. JPMorgan said they didn't know what they were talking about. The Treasury presented JPMorgan with a list of documents they believed were in the bank's possession, and, after denying it the first time, the bank coughed up the documents shortly after.

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