Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of the Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) assessed a $2,000,000 civil penalty against ExxonMobil for violations of the Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations. OFAC alleged that between on or about May 14, 2014 and May 23, 2014, Exxon violated the regulations when the presidents of its U.S. subsidiaries dealt in services of an individual whose property and interests in property were blocked—namely, by signing eight legal documents related to oil and gas projects in Russia with Igor Sechin, the President of Rosneft OAO who was identified on OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. OFAC determined that Exxon did not voluntarily self-disclose the violations to OFAC, and that the violations constituted an “egregious case.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Fine Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $2,000,000
Further Information Released
OFAC Enforcement Information 7/20/2017
OFAC Press Release 7/20/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database