The CEO of the German equity trading firm Deutsche Boerse AG Carsten Kengeter arrives for the annual financial press conference in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
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U.S. prosecutors are pushing forward on an Iran sanctions investigation that had languished during the multiyear period when Washington and Tehran were negotiating their nuclear pact, according to people briefed on the matter. The Justice Department is continuing to examine whether Clearstream Banking and its parent company, Deutsche Boerse, provided a conduit for illegal Iranian transactions and made false statements to regulators in a review of Deutsche Boerse's unsuccessful 2012 bid to buy the New York Stock Exchange, two people with knowledge of the matter said.Deutsche Boerse has disclosed in regulatory filings that its Clearstream unit is the subject of a U.S. investigation over Iran sanctions. Grit Beecken, a Deutsche Boerse spokeswoman, said the company was cooperating with the U.S. attorney's office.In those statements, Deutsche Boerse said Clearstream had cut ties with Iranian clients.Bharara's office has actively pursued Iran sanctions cases.
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