Penalties for charities suspected of violating U.S. counterterrorism policies can be severe: organizations can be raided and destroyed, and officers sentenced to life imprisonment. The penalties are, in fact, harsher for charities than for corporations caught supporting terrorism. The for-profit corporations Halliburton and Chiquita Brands International have only had to pay fines for similar alleged violations, and their operations have not been interrupted or shut down.
- Charities Targeted for Harsher Sanctions
- Double Standard: Chiquita Banana Fined, Not Shut Down, for Transactions with Designated Terrorists