Articles

E.g., 2020-09
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
UK Extradites Member of “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group to the U.S. On December 18, 2019, a United Kingdom national, Nathan Wyatt, 39, appeared in United States District Court in St. Louis on charges of aggravated identity theft, threatening to damage a protected... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-30 Fraud
GOLD LAUNDERING: THE DIRTY SECRETS OF THE GOLD TRADE – AND HOW TO CLEAN UP by Mark Pieth (Elster & Salis Ag, 2019, 299 pp.) The book gives a critical look at international efforts to regulate the gold supply chain, including soft law and self-regulation.  The book shows the international community has not yet... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-28 Book Review
SNC-Lavalin Pleads Guilty to Corruption-Related Fraud On December 18, 2019, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. settled criminal charges concerning the work it did in Libya with its construction division, pleading guilty to one count of fraud and ending a long-... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-27 Fraud
European Authority Calls for More Robust Tax Information Exchange to Counter Withholding Tax Fraud                 On September 23, 2020, the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) issued a report, calling for more robust exchange of information... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-09-30 Tax Enforcement
U.S. Indicts Oil Trader for Bribery and Money Laundering on Payments to Ecuadorian Officials                 On September 22, 2020, a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York indicted a trader at the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-09-30 Money Laundering
Israel Court Rules Accused Israeli Pedophile Can Be Extradited to Australia On September 21, 2020, the Jerusalem District Court ruled Malka Leifer, a former educator who is accused of sexually abusing several former students, can be extradited to Australia on charges of... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-09-25 Abuse of Children, Extradition
The (Unfinished Story of the) Hybrid Court for South Sudan The Republic of South Sudan is the newest sovereign state in the world. It was created in record time in the summer of 2011 and it was also in record time that it was admitted to membership in the... Konstantinos D. Magliveras* 36 10 2020-09-25 Crimes against Humanity
British Share Evidence with the U.S. to Prosecute ISIS ‘Beatles’ After UK Approves On September 22, 2020, the British government shared evidence with the United States Department of Justice to prosecute the ISIS ‘Beatles’ after the Queen’s Bench Division of the... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-09-25 Intelligence
Pakistan Parliament in Joint Sitting Enacts 3 FATF Related Bills                 In a joint sitting on September 16, 2020, Pakistan’s parliament approved three anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financial... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-21 Counter-terrorism
U.S. Secretary of State Makes Historic Visit to Suriname and Guyana and Promises More Law Enforcement Assistance On September 17-18, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made the first visit  of any U.S. Secretary of State to Suriname and Guyana. It coincided with promises that the U.S. would... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-21 Law Enforcement
U.S. Brings Criminal Complaint and Imposes Sanctions against Russians for Election Interference On September 10, 2020, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Virginia brought a criminal complaint against a Russian national for his alleged role in a conspiracy to use the stolen identities... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-17 Sanctions
Security Council Fails to Adopt a Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters On August 31, 2020, the Security Council president (Indonesia) announced the result of the voting on a draft resolution regarding the prosecution, rehabilitation, and reintegration (PRR) of foreign... Michael Plachta and Kasia Guzior 36 9 2020-09-17 Terrorism
U.S. Charges N. Koreans & Malaysian with Sanctions Violations, Bank Fraud, and Money-Laundering On September 11, 2020, the United States Department of Justice announced a criminal complaint charging North Korean nationals Ri Jong Chol and Ri Yu Gyong, and Malaysian national Gan Chee Lim.[1]... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-17 Money Laundering
U.S. Justice Department Issues FCPA Opinion On August 14, 2020, the United States Department of Justice issued its first opinion on the applicability of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The request emanated from an investment... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-17 Corruption
Suriname Arrest Warrant Made for Missing Former Finance Minister on Corruption Charges On August 12, 2020, Suriname police issued an arrest warrant for Gillmore Hoefdraad, the former Finance Minister. The warrant suspects him of 11 criminal offenses, including violations of the... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-10 Corruption
U.S. Magistrate Judge Approves Extradition of Taylors to Japan in Ghosn Escape On September 4, 2020, U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell found probable cause and approved the extradition of Michael Taylor, a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, and his son Peter Taylor, whose... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-10 Extradition
Switzerland Freezes $900 Million from Former Head of Angolan Insurance Company On July 9, 2020, a Swiss criminal appellate court in the Canton of Geneva froze $900 million held in the accounts of Carlos Manuel de São Vicente, an Angolan businessman, as a result of a... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-09 Money Laundering
Opinion in Canadian Council for Refugees v. Canada Condemns U.S. Immigration Policies In an unusual rebuke by one of America’s closest allies, the Canadian Federal Court decided that the Safe Third Country Agreement (“STCA”) between the United States and Canada was... Mitchell Beebe 36 9 2020-09-03 Immigration
U.S. Files Forfeiture Action against 280 Cryptocurrency Accounts Linked to N. Korean Hacks On August 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil forfeiture complaint against cryptocurrency funds of North Korean actors with respect to two hacks of virtual currency... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-03 Cybercrime
UN Secretary-General Released a Report on a Crime-Terror Nexus On July 29, 2020, the UN Secretary-General submitted to the Security Council his report on action taken by Member States and United Nations entities to address the issue of connections between... Michael Plachta and Kasia Guzior 36 9 2020-09-03 Crimes

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