Paul Weiss Discusses DOJ’s First Terrorism Material-Support Charge Against a Corporation

On October 18, 2022, Deputy Attorney General (“DAG”) Lisa O. Monaco announced that Lafarge SA (“Lafarge”), a multi-national building materials manufacturer headquartered in Paris, France, and its Syrian subsidiary Lafarge Cement Syria (“LCS”) had pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of New York to conspiring to provide material support to foreign terrorist organizations, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and the al-Nusrah Front (ANF), in violation of 18 U.S.C. §2339B.[1]  This case represents the first time in which the DOJ has brought such a material support charge against a corporation.[2]

According to the DOJ and as … Read more