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BeNotDeceivedGal6_7
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French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine

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Lafarge SA on Tuesday pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $777.8 million to resolve a U.S. federal criminal charge related to the French company's payments to ISIS and another terror group to keep a cement plant operating in Syria.

The $10.24 million in payments to ISIS, the al-Nusrah Front and intermediaries were made from August 2013 through October 2014, and occurred even as the terror group was kidnapping and killing Westerners.

"Lafarge has admitted and taken responsibility for its staggering crime," said U.S. Attorney Breon Peace in a statement. "Never before has a corporation been charged with providing material support and resources to foreign terrorist organizations."

Peace's office said Lafarge Cement Syria executives bought materials needed for their cement plant in the Jalabiyeh region of northern Syria from ISIS-controlled suppliers, and paid monthly "donations" to ISIS and ANF, so that employees, customers and suppliers could cross checkpoints around the plant.

An indictment against Lafarge and its defunct Syrian subsidiary was unsealed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York, charging them with one count of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, Lafarge pleaded guilty and was sentenced at a hearing there.

No individuals have been charged in the case, but authorities said their investigation is ongoing.

"In the midst of a civil war, Lafarge made the unthinkable choice to put money into the hands of ISIS, one of the world's most barbaric terrorist organizations, so that it could continue selling cement," Peace said.

"Lafarge did this not merely in exchange for permission to operate its cement plant – which would have been bad enough – but also to leverage its relationship with ISIS for economic advantage, seeking ISIS's assistance to hurt Lafarge's competition in exchange for a cut of Lafarge's sales," Peace said.


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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
No prison time?


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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
As we fund Ukraine nazis lol. What’s the difference


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BeNotDeceivedGal6_7
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No prison time?


They say investigation is “ongoing”.

So no! No, prison time!


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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
I buys tons of crushed limestone from a LaFarge company. Same one? They get their limestone out of Kentucky and Indiana.


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I buys tons of crushed limestone from a LaFarge company. Same one?


You might want to check!


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I buys tons of crushed limestone from a LaFarge company. Same one? They get their limestone out of Kentucky and Indiana


They are the largest producer of cement in the world. We sell them….things.

Limestone as a base is used for clinker production for Portland cement.


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Gaston
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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
Well the government couldn’t keep the enemy from surrounding them, so they had to pay to get their commodity and workers in. How is that a crime? They had to pay to continue to survive. I don’t understand the alternative.
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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
There will be some that think
777 million is
more than
66 billion.


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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
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No prison time?
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No individuals have been charged in the case


They only want the fine money anyway.


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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
Did the French respond with evidence of Americans arming isis?

ETA: seriously, shouldn't the French counter sue the Americans as responsible for isis and therefore responsible for the extortion?
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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
So a private business was forced to pay protection money by a terrorist organization only to be forced to pay protection money from a larger terrorist organization for paying the first one?


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Not coincidentally, Lafarge was a heavy underwriter of the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton was once on Lafarge’s payroll back in her Arkansas days. You can bet your bottom dollar the CIA is eyeball deep in this since the Clintons have long been CIA assets.


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Toomer Deplorable
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So a private business was forced to pay protection money by a terrorist organization only to be forced to pay protection money from a larger terrorist organization for paying the first one?


Nail, meet hammer.

They are being fined for not including enough authorities in on the cut.


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and paid monthly "donations" to ISIS and ANF, so that employees, customers and suppliers could cross checkpoints around the plant.


American companies do this with the Mexican Cartels every single day.


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RealDawg
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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
Like we haven’t done this. Paid terror groups for passage. Shit, we just leave billions in weapons for them.


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GeauxWrek
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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
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Well the government couldn’t keep the enemy from surrounding them, so they had to pay to get their commodity and workers in. How is that a crime? They had to pay to continue to survive. I don’t understand the alternative.
Lafarge has not payed off the right french politician. I suspect they will not actually that much to the gov't but will make a donation to a slush fund to make it go away.


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777 million is
more than
66 billion.


I love it when the inevitable post shows up that says something like... "with 777 million, you could give 7 million to every American..."


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RebelExpress38
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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
So giving $10 million to isis has a $225 million smaller fine than having a bad opinion of Sandy Hook


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re: French Company pleads guilty to paying ISIS, will pay $777 million fine
How's that saying go. FOLLOW THE frickING MONEY!!!


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