Former Senator Al D’Amato’s Park Strategies paid $12,250 to settle charges regarding apparent violations of the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, according to the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
The penalty stems from the New York-based firm’s 2017 lobbying on behalf of Somalia’s Al-Barakaat Group of Companies, which was placed on the specially designated global terrorist roster in 2001.
Park Strategies inked a contract with Al-Barakaat and subsequently received payment for a push to remove it from the Treasury’s terror list.
The work covered services for Al-Barakaat that “were outside the scope of generally authorized activities” under the GTSR, including a general license for legal services, said the OFAC.
Park Strategies voluntarily disclosed the apparent violations and the Treasury determined the apparent violations constituted a non-egregious case.
D’Amato served as New York’s Republican Senator from 1981 to 1999.