Articles

E.g., 2017-04
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
European Parliament Releases Its Comparative Study on Legal Frameworks for Hacking by Law Enforcement In April 2017, the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs released a study on the legal frameworks for hacking by law enforcement. It was commissioned... Michael Plachta 33 4 2017-04-21 Europe Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Law Enforcement
Ukraine Has Filed Lawsuit Against Russia in the International Court of Justice over Terrorism and Racial Discrimination On January 16, 2017, the Ukrainian Government has filed an application in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) instituting proceedings against Russian Federation. Ukraine alleges the violations... Michael Plachta 33 4 2017-04-21 Russia, Ukraine International Courts, Lawsuits, Terrorism
U.S. Attorney General Calls for Renewed Commitment to Criminal Immigration Enforcement  On April 11, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors and gave a talk to border patrol agents in Nogales, Arizona, asking U.S. prosecutors to... Bruce Zagaris 33 4 2017-04-21 United States Immigration, Law Enforcement
Italy Arrests Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor On April 9, 2017, Italian law enforcement, acting on an INTERPOL Red Notice, located and arrested Tomás Jesús Yárrington Ruvalcaba, former governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico, on an arrest warrant from... Bruce Zagaris 33 4 2017-04-21 Italy, Mexico Arrest, Corruption, Drugs & Trafficking
Outcome of the EU – U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Senior Officials Meeting On March 1-2, 2017, the EU-U.S. Senior Officials Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs was held in Valetta, Malta. The meeting aimed to oversee Trans-Atlantic cooperation to fight terrorism and... Michael Plachta 33 4 2017-04-21 European Union, United States Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, International Cooperation, Terrorism
Alleged Indian Call-Center Fraudster and IRS Imposter Arrested On April 8, 2017, Indian immigration officials arrested Sagar Thakkar, known as Shaggy, in Mumbai as he arrived on a flight from Dubai.  The 24-year-old is suspected of operating a multimillion-... Bruce Zagaris 33 4 2017-04-21 India, United States Arrest, Fraud
U.S. Indicts 19 Persons for Transnational Fraud and Money Laundering Rings On March 1, 2017, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and other law enforcement officials announced the unsealing of federal indictments charging 19 persons in connection with their... Bruce Zagaris 33 4 2017-04-17 United States Fraud, Money Laundering, Prosecution
Swiss Highest Court Rejects French Tax Information Request Due to Stolen Information On April 5, 2017, the Swiss Federal Supreme Tribunal, the Swiss highest court, denied a French request for assistance in investigating a married couple for tax offenses due to the fact that the data... Bruce Zagaris 33 4 2017-04-17 France, Switzerland Mutual Legal Assistance, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
The Effects of the Odebrecht and Braskem Convictions Continue to Unfold and Challenge the Ability to Conduct Multiple investigations and Proceedings Fairly As the governments and other victims of the Odebrecht and Braskem convictions continue to take action, the effects of those actions continue to unfold. 2017-04-17 Brazil, Colombia, United States Corruption, International Cooperation, International Crimes
U.S. Takes Down Russian Botnet after Operator Arrested in Spain On April 10, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the U.S. government was in the process of taking steps to dismantle a Russian botnet responsible for infecting tens of thousands of... Jacob Rasch 33 4 2017-04-17 Russia, Spain, United States Computer Crimes, Detention
EU Has 1st Trilogue for Money Laundering Directive On March 21, 2017, the European parliament held its first political trilogue on the Commission proposal for a Directive amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial... Bruce Zagaris 33 4 2017-04-17 Europe International Law, International Organizations, Money Laundering
U.S. Government Scores Legal Victories in Prosecution of Russian Botnet Hackers The month of March 2017 produced guilty pleas for the U.S. government in its prosecution of two Russian nationals for their roles in unrelated cybercrime schemes. Both schemes involved the use of a... Jacob Rasch 33 4 2017-04-07 Finland, Norway, Russia, United States Computer Crimes, Extradition
Lebanon Arrests and Surrenders Businessman for Sanctions and Fraud Violations  On March 24, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the unsealing of an 11-count indictment against Kassim Tajideen, 62, of Beirut, Lebanon, who is charged with evading U.S. sanctions... Bruce Zagaris 33 4 2017-04-07 Lebanon, Morocco, United States Extradition, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Terrorism
Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Colombia On March 24, 2017, UN Secretary-General submitted to the Security Council his report on the United Nations Mission in Colombia. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution... Michael Plachta 33 4 2017-04-07 Colombia Peacekeeping
How the Council of Europe Tackles Cybercrime: The GLACY+ Project An International Workshop on Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence was held on March 29 - 31, 2017, in Ghana’s capital, Accra. The workshop was organized by the Council of... Michael Plachta 33 4 2017-04-07 Europe Computer Crimes, Council of the European Union
Recent developments in handling Politically Exposed Persons ("PEPs") under Swiss law n their activity, financial intermediaries have to comply with regulatory rules stated both in the Swiss Anti-Money Laundering Act of October 10, 1997 ("AMLA") and the FINMA's Anti-Money Laundering... Benjamin Borsodi and Clara Poglia 33 4 2017-04-07 Switzerland Money Laundering, Political Leaders
U.S. Court Authorizes John Doe Summons on American Express on Behalf of Dutch Government On April 3, 2017, a U.S. District Court in the Western District of Texas authorized the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a John Doe Summons on American Express Travel Related Services Company... Bruce Zagaris 33 4 2017-04-07 Netherlands, United States International Cooperation, Mutual Legal Assistance
European Migrant Smuggling Centre Releases Its First Activity Report On February 24, 2017, the European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) has published its one year activity report. The EMSC was launched by Europol on February 22, 2016, during the second Europol-... Michael Plachta 33 3 2017-03-22 Europe Europol, Smuggle
Appeal Court Sets Guatemalan Escobal Mining Case in British Columbia In late January 2017, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada reversed a lower court decision and consigned jurisdiction to the BC courts to hear a claim... Peter Bowal and John Jamieson 33 3 2017-03-22 Canada, Guatemala Jurisdiction
UK Attorney General Announces Government Position on Drone Strikes On January 11, 2017, United Kingdom’s Attorney-General, the Rt Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP, delivered a speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London on “The Modern Law of Self-... Michael Plachta 33 3 2017-03-22 United Kingdom Counter-terrorism

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