Articles

E.g., 2020-03
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
In Light of COVID-19, China Institutes a Ban Wild Animal Consumption that has Skeptics Criticizing Efficacy On February 24, 2020, China announced a sweeping controversial national ban on wild animal consumption. However, critics of the “Comprehensively Prohibiting the Illegal Trade of Wild Animals... Esther Bouquet 36 4 2020-03-28
U.S. Court Approves Extradition to Bosnia and Herzegovina for Rape Charges During War On March 23, 2020, U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis approved a request to extradite a man to Bosnia to face a war crime charge.[1] According to the... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-03-28
Swedbank Internal Investigation Shows Large Gaps in AML and Sanctions Compliance as Former CEO Loses Severance Pay On March 23, 2020, Swedbank released the investigative report conducted by law firm Clifford Chance showing anti-money laundering (“AML”) and sanctions gaps during the period 2014-2019... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-03-28
Five Countries Agree on Steps to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse On March 5, 2020, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced the publication of Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-03-28
Judges Orders Extradition of Ex-Nazi Camp Guard from Tennessee to Germany On Wednesday, March 5, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a U.S. immigration judge in Memphis ordered a Tennessee man’s extradition to Germany. The man, Friedrich Karl Berger, 94... Alexandra Haris 36 4 2020-03-28
U.S. Charges 2 Chinese Nationals with Laundering Cryptocurrency from N. Korean Exchange Hack On March 2, 2020, the United Department of Justice unsealed a two-count indictment in the District of Columbia, charging two Chinese nationals with laundering more than $100 million worth of... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
M.Y. Safra Bank Settles with OCC on AML Cryptocurrency Violations On January 30, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB, New York, entered into a consent order concerning alleged violations  of the Bank... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
Global Fragility Act Aims to Stabilize Conflict Zones and Prevent Wars On December 19, 2019, the United States Congress adopted the historic bipartisan Global Fragility Act (GFA), as part of the 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act.  The GFA... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
English High Court Decides to Override Legal Professional Privilege On March 3, 2020, the English High Court issued its decision on when the fraud or other iniquity exception overrides the legal professional privilege. The case concerns advice given by the... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
FinCEN Imposes Penalty against Compliance Officer for U.S. Bank On February 26, 2020, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) imposed a fine of $450,000 against former compliance officer Michael LaFontaine, after he agreed that... 36 3 2020-03-12
ICC Appeals Chamber Authorizes the Prosecutor’s Request to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan On March 5, 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) decided unanimously to authorize the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes under... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-12
Britain Detains Founder of Russian Bank on U.S. Expatriation Tax Charges On March 5, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a week earlier British authorities arrested Oleg Tinkov, the founder of a Russian bank, charging him with filing false... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-12
Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone Grants Early Release to Inmate On January 10, 2020, the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leona (RSCSL) granted the application of inmate Augustine Gbao for conditional early release from his confinement in Rwanda.[1] In... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-05
Spain Approves U.S. Extradition Request for the Disappeared Venezuelan Ex-General for Narcotics Charges On March 3, 2020, the Spanish government approved an extradition request from the United States for General Hugo Carvajal, Venezuela’s former intelligence chief.  However, he has now... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-04
EU Court of Justice Clarifies the Concept of “Double (Dual) Criminality” in the European Arrest Warrant’s Procedure On March 3, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Grand Chamber, (the Court) delivered a judgment giving its interpretation of one of the key concepts underlying the European Arrest... Michael Plachta 36 3 2020-03-04
UN Human Rights Report Alleges Deliberate Starvation as a War Crime in South Sudan On February 20, 2020, the UN Council on Human Rights (UNCHR) released a report by the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan finding that millions of South Sudanese civilians “have been... Michael Plachta 36 3 2020-03-03
Mexico Extradites El Menchito and Many Alleged Top Narcotics Traffickers to the U.S. On February 20, 2020, Mexico extradited another alleged top figure in the Jalisco New Generation cartel to the United States, one of approximately 40 alleged organized-crime figures it has... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-02

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