583. 4/30/2004

“April 30 [2004]. According to a letter sent by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to the U.S. Congress late last year (and now provided to the Associated Press) the Treasury Department had 4 full-time employees dedicated to investigating Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, and over 2 dozen assigned to investigating Cuban Embargo violations. The letter reveals that over $8 million were collected in embargo violation fines since 1994, and over 10,683 ‘enforcement investigations’ opened since 1990. Relating to terrorism, the OFAC opened 93 ‘enforcement investigations’ between 1990 and 2003.”

Jerry A. Sierra, “Economic Embargo Timeline,” HistoryofCuba.com

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