French company fined $777 million and pleads guilty to paying ISIS as terror group killed Westerners
Lafarge SA pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $777.8 million Tuesday to resolve a U.S. federal criminal charge related to the French company’s payments to ISIS 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...