There are many things that go on in this complex world. Not seen and not sanctioned as happened in this case. Involving the subsidiary of a major US company who did not know of the subsidiaries activity. However that activity deliberately thwarted rules in place by the US Government but its parent company guidelines. It carried out these now illegal activities prior to the sanctions coming into place. The amount involved was also not that large amounting to 300k however it is the principle that counts. It set out to circumvent these guidelines deliberately. They tried to hide the transactions by setting up false accounts, invoices and hod interaction.Hoping the sanctions would eventually be lifted was their belief. As a result they would be in a prime place to benefit.
However, all they managed to achieve was a look at their activities by tip-off. They also placed themselves and their parent company who was not aware in hot water.