On 18 October, Global Investigations review and others reported that Lafarge and its Syrian subsidiary pleaded guilty to “unprecedented charges” related to payments it made to terrorist groups to protect a cement plant near the Turkish border.  Lafarge is to pay $778 million in a case the DoJ says marks the first time it has charged a company with supporting a terrorist organisation.  Swiss construction-material giant Holcim Ltd. acquired Lafarge in 2015, but failed to conduct due diligence on the company’s Syrian operations or investigate the matter before it was publicly disclosed.

Any modest contributions for my time and ongoing expenses are welcomed! 

At Buy me a Coffee single contributions start as low as $3, at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: