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March 23, 2017

Posted  April 24, 2017

American University of Beirut agreed to pay $700,000 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by providing material support to three entities that had been included on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (“OFAC”) Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (the “SDN List”).  According to the government, the university provided material support to three SDN List entities by (1) providing specialized training on a variety of media topics, and (2) including one of the entities in a database on its public website to connect Non-Governmental Organizations with students and others interested in assisting them. DOJ (SDNY)

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