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Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft

Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time [Update: Huawei Responded]

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft

PayPal Holds Payments to Magazine's Staff After Publisher Mentioned Article on Iran in Notes

What happens when PayPal, the Treasury Department, and a New York magazine walk into a bar together? Nothing good!Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Technology, North Korea, Iran, Paypal, Mobile Payments, Payments, Cuba, Sanctions, Stripe, Venmo, Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control, PayPal the Treasury Department

Erdogan Threatens to Shut Down U.S. Military Base in Turkey Believed to Hold 50 Nuclear Bombs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to close down two U.S. military bases in Turkey if sanctions against the country are approved by President Donald Trump. One of the U.S. bases, known as Incirlik, is believed to house roughly 50 nuclear bombs.Read more...
Tags: Isis, Science, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Armenian genocide, New Cold War, Incirlik Air Base, INCIRLIK, President Trump, President Erdogan, Kurecik Air Base

Adobe Gets Permission From U.S. to Continue Offering Services in Venezuela

Adobe has gained permission from the U.S. government to continue offering its Creative Cloud services, including Photoshop and Illustrator, to customers in Venezuela, according to a new announcement posted to Adobe’s website. The company had previously announced that it would be forced to delete the accounts of all…Read more...
Tags: Science, Adobe, Photoshop, Venezuela, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Creative Cloud, Illustrator, President Trump, Executive order 13884, Continue Offering Services

Daimler Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ How North Korea Got Its Mercedes-Maybach Limos

Daimler, maker of top-end Mercedes-Maybach automobiles, is on the hot seat after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted scooting around in brand new armored limos at recent international summits. Sales of luxury automobiles to the despotic regime are banned under a UN Security Council resolution passed in 2013, and Daimler does not count […] The post Daimler Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ How North Korea Got Its Mercedes-Maybach Limos appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: North Korea, Luxury, Kim Jong Un, Autos, Un, UN Security Council, Law And Order, Sanctions, Mercedes-benz, Daimler, Mercedes Maybach, News Blog, Mercedes Maybach Limos

Morning Docket: 04.10.19

* Tired of remaining silent, Jones Day is now defending itself against a $200 million gender bias class-action lawsuit, saying that the firm is "proud of its success in promoting a diverse group of outstanding lawyers." [] * Meanwhile, MoFo is seeking sanctions against the attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp who filed the "mommy track" lawsuit against the firm, as well as against one of the anonymous plaintiffs, alleging that the claims made were "knowingly baseless." [American Lawyer] *...
Tags: Taxes, Law, Washington Post, Cbs News, Wisconsin, Abortion, House Intelligence Committee, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Gender Bias, Biglaw, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Treasury Department

Trump Compares Moves To Fund Special Olympics, Override North Korea Sanctions

President Trump on Friday afternoon compared his decision to override the Education Department’s push to cut funding for the Special Olympics to his decision to nix sanctions on North Korea favored by the Treasury Department. Trump made the bizarre comparison when asked if he was upset that the Treasury Department planned sanctions on North Korea that Trump then overruled. “They had the right to do that. I just decided I would not let it happen,” Trump replied, before working in a mention of ...
Tags: News, Congress, North Korea, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Trump, Caitlin Macneal, Treasury Department, Education Department, Special Olympics, Congress Well, Treasury Department Trump

Report: Trump Admin Officials Invented Cover Story For Trump’s North Korea Tweet

Trump administration officials who demanded that they not be named used a false cover story to explain away a bizarre tweet by President Donald Trump on supposed “additional sanctions” against North Korea, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. The hubbub started with Trump’s tweet on Friday, which inexplicably said he had “ordered the withdrawal” of “additional Sanctions” 0n North Korea announced by the Treasury Department “today” — even though no such sanctions existed. It was announced today by...
Tags: News, Washington Post, North Korea, White House, Nbc News, Bloomberg, Treasury, Kim, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump, U S Treasury, Treasury Department, Donald J Trump, Matt Shuham

Rubio: ‘Not Helpful’ For Trump To Withdraw North Korea Sanctions Via Tweet

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday said that it was “not helpful” for President Donald Trump to publicly withdraw sanctions against North Korea on Twitter. “Something happened between the time it was announced and the time that the President put out that statement,” Rubio told NBC News’ Chuck Todd. “I don’t know the answer to be honest. I don’t know why he would do that or why it happened the way it did. It’s unusual. It’s never happened before.” In a tweet Friday, Trump said “It was announced...
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Kim Jong Un, Treasury, Venezuela, Kim, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Rubio, Chuck Todd, U S Treasury, Treasury Department, Donald J Trump

Treasury Officials Didn’t See Trump’s North Korea Sanctions Reversal Coming

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that he “likes” leader Kim Jong Un and doesn’t think they’re necessary. It’s unclear, however, which sanctions the president was referencing in his tweet, which took Treasury officials by surprise. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those alread...
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, China, Ap, Kim Jong Un, Treasury, State Department, Kim, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump, U N Security Council, U S Coast Guard, U S Treasury

Crime and punishment roundup

Bloodstain analysis convinced a jury Julie Rea killed her 10-year-old son. It took four years for her to be acquitted on retrial, and another four to be exonerated. Has anything been learned? [Pamela Colloff, ProPublica] Forensics’ alternative-facts problem [Radley Balko] The chemists and the coverup: inside the Massachusetts drug lab scandal [Shawn Musgrave, Reason, earlier here, here, here, etc.] “I would say, you know, as a parting gift, if you’d like to throw in some iPhones every year, w...
Tags: Florida, Law, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, America, Canada, Louisiana, Sanctions, Forensics, Crime And Punishment, Prisoners, Cato, U S, CALEB BROWN, David Boaz, Shon Hopwood

Manafort-Linked Russian Oligarch Sues Treasury Over Sanctions Against Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department and wants a federal judge to lift sanctions against him. Deripaska argues in a lawsuit filed Friday that he was unfairly and illegally targeted by the U.S. government. He was slapped with sanctions last April targeting tycoons with close ties to the Kremlin. He says that because of the sanctions, he’s suffered from a “wholesale devastation” of his wealth, reputation and economic livelihoo...
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Kremlin, Sanctions, Treasury Department, U S Treasury Department, Manafort, Oleg Deripaska, Deripaska, Summer Concepcion, AP story

Alleged North Korean Front Company Still Using the Same Brand Name on Social Media, Apparently

A company that the United Nations has said is a front for North Korean intelligence agencies, Global Communications Co. (Glocom), has continued its efforts to advertise sanctions-violating military hardware on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, Motherboard reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, North Korea, Social Media, Kim Jong Un, United Nations, Sanctions, Global Communications Co Glocom, Facebook Twitter and YouTube Motherboard

Regime Change Reality Checks: Lessons from Hanoi, Caracas, and Beyond

Lessons from Hanoi: North Korea and the US The first Kim-Trump Summit, which took place in Singapore a mere eight months ago, seemed so hopeful—a real breakthrough, a new landmark, new history being made. Of course it was due to Trump’s extreme threats—to totally destroy North Korea with fire and fury—that inflated the value of […]
Tags: North Korea, Singapore, US, Canada, Anthropology, Venezuela, Benjamin Netanyahu, Sanctions, Nicolás Maduro, International Law, Hanoi, Dprk, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Coup, Humanitarian Aid

A War for Oil: The US Economic War on Venezuela

A Bridge Too Far It resembled something from a post-apocalyptic setting in a movie: images of the blocked highway bridge linking Colombia to Venezuela, silent and desolate containers behind fences, not a person in sight, no movement. It was like a makeshift monument to a people’s understanding of how “humanitarian aid” is used by empire […]
Tags: US, Colombia, Anthropology, Venezuela, Sanctions, Nicolás Maduro, Imperialism, Coup, Humanitarian Aid, PDVSA, Citgo, Destabilization, Humanitarian Imperialism, Regime Change, Democracy Promotion, Humanitarian Abduction

Why Is Google Ads Allowing Ads In Restricted Countries?

The other day I was doing an audit of geographical performance so I could set up some bid modifiers. In the Google Ads interface there are a few ways to view that data; the Geographic Report that shows performance by targeted locations (whether the user is physically located there or if they showed interest in that location) and the User Location Report that shows performance ONLY when the user is physically located there. See the screenshot below. I was looking at a User Location Report and ...
Tags: Google, US, Sem, Sudan, Sanctions, Restrictions, OFAC, Google Ads, Country Targeting, Exclusions, Crimea Cuba Iran North Korea Sudan Syria

Slack: Sorry We Gave You the Boot If You Visited Iran

After unnecessarily shutting down the accounts of some of its customers, Slack is now apologizing for the significant overreach.Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, Sanctions, Slack, Iran Sanctions

Detained Huawei Exec Gets Bail, But Must Hire 24/7 Security and Wear Tracking Bracelet

The Huawei executive detained in Canada for extradition to the U.S. over allegations of financial fraud and sanctions violations, Meng Wanzhou, has been released on $7.5 million bail, CNN reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Cnn, Law Enforcement, Canada, Xi Jinping, Espionage, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Huawei, Iran Sanctions, Trade War, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou

Lawyers for Detained Huawei Exec Insist She Won't Flee as Bail Decision Hangs in the Balance

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei (and daughter of its founder, Ren Zhengfei) detained by Canadian authorities for extradition to the U.S. this month on allegations she lied to financial institutions as part of a scheme to evade sanctions on Iran, will not learn whether she can…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Iran, Law Enforcement, Canada, Xi Jinping, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Huawei, ZTE, Iran Sanctions, Ren Zhengfei, Trade War, Meng Wanzhou

Huawei board member arrested in Canada for Iran sanctions violation

For the past couple of years, the United States has been investigating allegations that Huawei shipped American-made products to Iran. The why of the matter is that having Iran get their mitts on US goods is a violation of the trade sanctions that the United States government imposed on the middle eastern nation. The Justice Department Investigation into Huawei was kept quiet until The Wall Street Journal broke the news on it this past April. From the looks of things, investigators must have co...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Technology, News, China, US, Hp, Iran, Canada, United States, Vancouver, Globe, Sanctions, Huawei, Justice Department, Shenzhen

U.S. Will Sanction 17 Saudis Involved in Khashoggi Killing

The Department of the Treasury announced today that they will sanction the 17 individuals who were involved in the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this October. The move from the Trump Administration will freeze any assets the individuals have in the U.S. and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Sanctions, Yemen, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Mike Pompeo, Department of the Treasury, Trump Administration, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Consulate, Khashoggi Killing

New Russia Sanctions over Poisoning of Former Spy, Daughter

The United States will impose sanctions on Russia for the country’s use of a nerve agent in an assassination attempt on a former Russian spy and his daughter.
Tags: News, Russia, United States, Sanctions

June 27 roundup

Judge orders Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to take CLE lessons as sanction for disclosure and discovery missteps [Lowering the Bar, Jonathan Adler] In 7-2 decisions, Supreme Court of Canada finds it “proportionate and reasonable” limitation on religious liberty for Ontario and British Columbia to refuse rights of legal practice to grads of conservative Christian law school which requires students to agree to refrain from sex outside heterosexual marriage [Kathleen Harris, CBC, Caron/...
Tags: UK, Law, Obesity, Uncategorized, Canada, Kansas, Michigan, Sanctions, Law Schools, Columbia, Ontario, Religious Liberty, Supreme Court of Canada, Jonathan Adler, Kris Kobach, Mark Pulliam

Pearson pants suit, ten years later

Believe it or not, the case of Judge Roy Pearson and his lost pants, widely covered here and at many other outlets ten years ago, continues to drag on in peripheral legal proceedings. “Disciplinary Counsel began this investigation eleven years and one name change ago,” declares the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility in an opinion rejecting a lesser sanction and ordering a 90-day suspension for the former administrative law judge, who had “sued his dry cleaners for $67 mil...
Tags: Law, Washington, Uncategorized, Sanctions, Pearson, ABA Journal, Washington D.c, District of Columbia Board, Roy Pearson, Washington D C Pearson

Which Door Has Opened? Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, and the Singapore Summit

Both leaders arrived in Singapore, with significant excitement greeting them. Trump, arriving from a bitter G7 meeting, after which he attacked Justin Trudeau personally, flew into Singapore on Sunday, June 10, as did Kim Jong-un, who took serious precautions in his travel arrangements. By this point Trump had already significantly lowered expectations, saying that it… Read More Which Door Has Opened? Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, and the Singapore Summit
Tags: North Korea, Singapore, US foreign policy, Anthropology, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Mainstream Media, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Imperialism, Kim Jong, Peace Talks, NeoCons, ANTI-IMPERIALISM, Donald J. Trump

Boeing Loses $20 Billion in Contracts After President Trump Violates Iran Deal

President Trump announced yesterday that he was unilaterally pulling the U.S. out of the so-called Iran Deal, an international agreement that lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for the cessation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But now that the sanctions are being reinstated, some American companies stand to lose…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, France, Germany, Planes, Iran, Flying, Airplanes, Nuclear Weapons, Airbus, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Boeing, Trump, Iran Sanctions, US Treasury Department

DoJ Now Investigating Huawei for Allegedly Violating Iran Sanctions

In 2017, the US Department of Commerce fined ZTE almost $900 million for violating sanctions by illegally shipping US goods to Iran. Then, last week the DoC stepped up the punishment after ZTE failed to fully comply with its restrictions by slapping a ban on ZTE, preventing it from purchasing parts and components…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, US, Iran, Sanctions, Huawei, Justice Department, ZTE, Consumer Tech, US Department of Commerce, Huawei Getting Probed Again

The DOJ is investigating potential Huawei violations of Iran sanctions

Another shoe, so to speak, may be about about to drop for Huawei. According to new reporting from The Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department has been investigating a potential violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran by the Chinese smartphone maker. The probe reflects a similar one into ZTE that landed that device maker in serious hot water. The company was hit with an $892 million fine last year. Earlier this month, the DOJ imposed an even harsher penalty after it deemed ZTE guilty of viola...
Tags: Hardware, China, Tech, Iran, Policy, Sanctions, Huawei, Doj, Wall Street Journal the Justice Department

ZTE Potentially Losing Access to Android Could Cripple Its Phones

Despite already having paid a $900 million fine for violating US sanctions, on Monday, the US Department of Commerce slapped a ban on ZTE preventing all American companies from selling parts or components to the Chinese networking and smartphone maker. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, China, US, Smartphones, Sanctions, ZTE, US Department of Commerce