NYDFS Issued a $100 million to Mashreqbank. Enforcement takeaways:
– Conduct is failing to implement an effective OFAC compliance program, submitting incomplete reports to NYDFS, and failing to report misconduct to NYDFS;
– Conduct relates to violations of federal economic sanctions against Sudan
– NYDFS previously penalized Mashreq Bank $40 million in 2018 for a deficient BSA/AML program;
– No monitor imposed;
– Parallel actions by OFAC and the Federal Reserve Board.
The enforcement action may be found here: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr20211109