Standard Chartered has agreed to pay a fine of $340 million to the New York Department of Financial Services after superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky charged the bank with hiding more than 60,000 financial transactions amounting to more than $250 billion for Iranian state-owned banks, including its central bank and other clients.
The bank also has “agreed that the conduct at issue involved transactions of at least $250 billion,” a statement from the regulator says. Last week, the New York regulator threatened to tear up the bank’s state license.
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