Mitsubishi UFJ $250 mn for illegal transfers
msn.com -- Jun 21
New York state hit Japan's largest bank Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi-UFJ with a $250 million fine Thursday for handling money transfers that violated sanctions on Iran, Sudan and Myanmar.

The state's Department of Financial Services (DFS) said Mitsubishi-UFJ moved billions of dollars through its New York branch between 2002 and 2007 for state and private entities in Iran, Sudan and Myanmar, including entities on the US Treasury's blacklist.

In that period banking services and money transfers fell under US sanctions on the three countries.

To hide them, the DFS said the bank employees "systematically" removed information from wire transfer messages that could have identified the parties involved.

In all, the bank handled nearly 28,000 illegal transactions worth $100 billion in violation of the law, according to the DFS.

三菱東京UFJ銀行がアメリカの経済制裁対象国に違法に送金していた問題で、銀行側が­ニューヨーク州に、日本円にして240億円以上の和解金を支払うことで合意した。

Sources: msn.com, FNNnewsCH
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