Articles

E.g., 2020-07
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
Trump Administration Orders Sanctions to be Imposed on Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad, His Family, and His Associates On June 17, 2020, the Trump Administration imposed new sanctions on the Syrian government, led by President Bashar al-Assad. The sanctions are intended to prevent private and foreign... Julia V. Brock 36 7 2020-07-10 Sanctions
European Parliament Releases a Study on the Implementation of the European Arrest Warrant In June, 2020, the European Parliament released a report authored by Wouter van Ballegooij on the implementation of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), EU’s “flagship instrument”... Michael Plachta 36 7 2020-07-09 Arrest, Crimes, Cross-Border Communication
Crime, Law Enforcement and Judicial System at Times of COVID-19 Pandemic In June 2020, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, an international civil society organization,[1] released a timely report focusing on crime in the COVID-19 pandemic.[2... Michael Plachta 36 7 2020-07-09 Crimes, Cross-Border Communication, Law Enforcement
EU and Law Enforcement Dismantle Encrypted Network of Transnational Organized Crime On July 2, 2020, Europol and Eurojust, together with French and Dutch law enforcement and judicial authorities, announced the results of a joint investigation, dismantling EncroChat, an encrypted... Bruce Zagaris 36 7 2020-07-09 International Law, Law Enforcement
Novartis and Alcon Agree to Pay $345 Million to Resolve Corruption Charges On June 25, 2020, Novartis Hellas S.A.C.I. (Novartis Greece), a subsidiary of Novartis AG, a Swiss-based global pharmaceutical company, and Alcon Pte Ltd., a former subsidiary of Novartis AG and... Bruce Zagaris 36 7 2020-07-03 Fraud
New Reports Reveal Shameful Outcomes for Central American Asylum Seekers The impact of current immigration policies, laser focused to expedite the removal of asylum seekers from the border regardless of humanitarian concerns, has been exacerbated by Covid-19. ... Linda Friedman Ramirez 36 7 2020-07-03 Human Rights
China Indicts 2 Canadians for Espionage in Apparent Retaliation for Finding Meng Extraditable                 On June 19, 2020, China indicted two Canadian nationals on espionage charges, a development Canada says is retaliation for the arrest and... Bruce Zagaris 36 7 2020-06-27 Espionage
U.S. Department of Justice Files 2nd Superseding Indictment against Assange         On June 24, 2020, the United States Department of Justice announced the return by a federal grand jury of a second superseding indictment, charging Julian P. Assange,... Bruce Zagaris 36 7 2020-06-27 Crimes, Data Privacy
US Appellate Court Rules Greek Ministry Can Protect Cultural Patrimony On June 9, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concluded that there was no jurisdiction for the suit of the Saretta Barnet Trust Foundation and Sotheby’s Inc.... Miranda Bannister 36 7 2020-06-27 Cultural Property
U.S. Government Offers Contradictory Posture on Drug War in Honduras             The United States offers aid to the justice sectors and security forces of many Central American countries as a cornerstone policy to combat trafficking... Mitchell Beebe 36 6 2020-06-26 Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, International Cooperation
U.S. Indicts Man for Torture in Gambia                 On June 11, 2020, United States law enforcement arrested Michael Sang Correa, 41, a Gambian national, for torture charges arising out of his... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-26 Human Rights, International Crimes, Interrogation
Ireland Extradites National to the U.S. for Trafficking of Rhino Horns                 On May 22, 2020, Ireland extradited Irish national John Slattery to the United States in response to an extradition request by the United... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-26 Extradition, Wildlife
Vanuatu Sends Alleged Art Swindler to Guam on U.S. Fraud Charges                 On June 11, 2020, United States law enforcement agents arrested Inigo Philbrick, an art dealer specializing in post-war and contemporary fine... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-20 Crimes, Cultural Property, Fraud
Sweden Extradites Former Chinese Official to the U.S. on Money Laundering Charges On May 29, 2020, Sweden extradited a former Chinese official who was a fugitive for over five years. On June 1, 2020, Jianjun Qiao, 56, attended his arraignment in United States District Court in... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-20 Extradition, Money Laundering
U.S. and Jersey Return $311.17 of Stolen Abacha Funds to Nigeria                 On May 4, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the transfer of $311,797.876.11 to the Nigerian government pursuant... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-20 Cultural Property
IACHR Finds U.S. Responsible for Torture and Refoulement of Guantanamo Detainee On April 22, 2020, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found the United States responsible for violating the human rights of Djamel Ameziane, a former detainee at the Guant... Michael Plachta 36 6 2020-06-20 Human Rights, International Courts, International Criminal Court
EUROPOL Starts European Financial and Economic Crime Center On June 5, 2020, Europol started the new European Financial and Economic Crime Center (EFECC).  The European Union Anti-money Laundering Action Report[1] mentioned the start of the... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-12 International Crimes, Money Laundering

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