NY's case against StanChart (SCBFF.PK) is more about whether the bank violated the "books and...

|By:, SA News Editor

NY's case against StanChart (SCBFF.PK) is more about whether the bank violated the "books and records" law by covering up its dealings with Iran using allegedly false records rather than whether those dealings themselves broke the law. Breaches of records law are more clear cut and easier to prove than violations of regulations that restrict dollar transactions with sanctioned countries.