Settlement Agreements between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., and SAP SE

Release date
04/29/2021
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a settlement with MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. (“MoneyGram”), a global payments company based in Dallas, Texas that allows people to send money in more than 200 countries and territories.  MoneyGram agreed to remit $34,328.78 to settle its potential civil liability for 359 apparent violations of multiple sanctions programs.  MoneyGram provided services to blocked individuals incarcerated in U.S. federal prisons without a license from OFAC, processed transactions on behalf of an additional blocked person, and processed transactions for individuals who initiated commercial transactions involving Syria. For more information regarding today's settlement with MoneyGram, please visit the following web notice.

Separately, OFAC has announced a $2,132,174 settlement with SAP SE (“SAP”).  SAP, a software company located in Walldorf, Germany has agreed to settle its potential civil liability for 190 apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560.  Specifically, between approximately 2013 and 2018, SAP engaged in the export, re-export, sale, or supply of technology or services from the United States to companies in third countries with knowledge or reason to know the software or services were intended specifically for Iran, and sold cloud-based software subscription services accessed remotely through SAP’s cloud businesses in the United States to customers that made the services available to their employees in Iran.  OFAC determined that SAP voluntarily self-disclosed the apparent violations, and that these apparent violations constitute a non-egregious case.  For more information regarding today's settlement with SAP, please visit the following web notice.