Amazon filing shows buyer on terror list
Amazon.com, under federal investigation into whether it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, on Friday acknowledged selling consumer goods to at least one person on the government’s list of people and entities associated with terrorism.
In its quarterly financial report, Amazon revealed that it sold about $300 worth of consumer goods to a person sanctioned under Executive Order 13224 of 2001, which covers people and entities believed to be terrorists or supporters of terrorism.
A February regulatory filing from Amazon noted another sale or group of sales to a person covered under that counterterrorism order, amounting to $1,300. It was unclear whether that customer was the same as the person mentioned in the latest filing, or whether the person or people named in the executive order have links to Iran.
Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.