Articles

E.g., 2024-02
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
DOJ Disrupts Botnet Controlled by Russian Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff On February 15, 2024, the Department of Justice announced that through a court-authorized operation, it has neutralized a network of hundreds of small office/home office (SOHO) routers that GRU... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-22 Russia, United States Cybercrime
GAO Highlights U.S. Agencies’ Efforts to Mitigate Risks Posed to Economic Sanctions by Digital Assets                 On December 13, 2024, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the Use of Digital Assets to Evade U.S. Sanctions... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-22 United States Cybercrime, Economic Sanctions
U.S. Treasury Publishes 2024 National Risk Assessments for ML, TF, and PF                 On February 7, 2024, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the 2024 National Risk Assessments on Money Laundering, Terrorist... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-22 United States Money Laundering
President Biden Signs Foreign Extortion Prevention Act On December 22, 2023, President Joseph Biden signed into law the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (FEPA), which Congress enacted as part of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act.[... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-16 United States Corruption
U.S. Treasury Issues Proposed Transparency Anti-Money Laundering Rule for Residential Real Estate On February 7, 2024, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to combat and prevent money laundering in the U... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-16 United States Money Laundering, Terrorism
Kenyan Suspect in Boston Murder Case Escapes from Custody During Extradition Proceeding On February 8, 2024, Kenyan law enforcement authorities revealed that Kevin Kangethe, 42, is accused of murdering his girlfriend in Boston before fleeing to Kenya, where he escaped from a Nairobi... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-16 Kenya, United States Extradition
U.S. Dismantles Cybercrime Malware Service and Charges Persons in Malta and Nigeria On February 9, 2024, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that, as part of an international law enforcement initiative, U.S. law enforcement authorities in Boston seized internet... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-16 Nigeria, United States
Two Filipino Nationals Executed in China after Pushback from the Filipino Government On December 2, 2023, the Philippine Consulate in Guangzhou, China announced the deaths of two Filipino nationals by Chinese authorities on charges of drug trafficking. The two Filipinos were... Justin DePrado 40 2 2024-02-16 China, Philippines Capital Punishment, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
‘Something Straight Out of Hollywood Fiction’: Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 48 Months for International Bank Heist and Money Laundering Spree On January 25, 2024, United States District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall of the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) sentenced 52-year-old Garri Smith to 48 months in prison for his role in an... Kenneth Boggess* 40 2 2024-02-09 Azerbaijan, Latvia, Russia, United States Money Laundering
Danish Court Sentences U.K. National to Six Years Imprisonment for Role in Cum-Ex Case On February 2, 2024, a Danish court in Glostrup, Denmark sentenced a British citizen to six years in prison for his role in a cum-ex dividend case.  The court also confiscated DKK 175 million... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-09 Denmark, United States Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
U.S. Sanctions and Indicts Individuals for Iranian Sanctions Evasion On February 2, 2024, as tensions between the United States and the Iranian governments increased, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the unsealing of three federal cases as... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-09 Iran, United States Sanctions
Kenyan Court Blocks Deployment of Police to Head Multinational Security Force for Haiti On January 26, 2024, Kenya’s high court blocked its government’s plan to deploy hundreds of police to Haiti to head a UN-supported multinational mission to fight rising gang violence... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-09 Haiti, Kenya Crimes, International Cooperation
International Court of Justice Rejects Most Ukrainian Claims Against Russia over Anti-Terrorism Treaty On January 31, 2024, the International Court of Justice (the Court) handed down its judgment in the case concerning the Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the... Michael Plachta 40 2 2024-02-02 Russia, Ukraine International Courts, International Law
U.S. Charges Iranian and 2 Canadian Nationals for Murder-for-Hire Scheme On January 29, 2024, the United States Department of Justice announced that an indictment has been unsealed against an Iranian and two Canadian nationals for conspiracy to use interstate commerce... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-02-02 Iran, United States Targeted Killings
ICJ Indicates Provisional Measures Against Israel Over the Military Actions in Gaza On January 26, 2024, the International Court of Justice, delivered its Order on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Ukraine in the case concerning Allegations of... Michael Plachta 40 2 2024-02-02 Israel Genocide, International Courts, Law of War
U.S. Arrests Alleged Fraudster on the Canadian Border and Unseals Indictment On January 12, 2024, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment charging a U.S. citizen residing in Canada for directing a multimillion-dollar pyramid scheme under the... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-01-26 Canada, United States Fraud
EU Council and Parliament Make Provisional Agreement on Anti-Money Laundering Laws On January 18, 2024, the Council and Parliament of the European Union agreed provisionally on parts of the anti-money laundering package directed at protecting EU citizens and the EU’s... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-01-26 European Union, Europe Counter-terrorism, Money Laundering
1st Circuit Overturns District Court to Allow Mexico’s Lawsuit against U.S. Gunmakers  On January 22, 2024, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit by the Mexican Government against seven U.S. gun manufacturers and one gun... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-01-26 Mexico, United States
Costa Rica Extradites El Salvadoran Charged in 1991 Killing in Virginia On January 22, 2024, United States authorities reported that four days before Costa Rica extradited Jose Lazaro Cruz, 60, to the U.S. where he was charged with responsibility for the death of his... Bruce Zagaris 40 2 2024-01-26 Costa Rica, El Salvador Extradition
European Court of Human Rights Rules Against Lithuania in Seventh Case of CIA Rendition Program On January 16, 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg delivered its judgment in a case of al-Hawsawi v. Lithuania (application no. 4383/17). The case concerns a national of... Michael Plachta 40 2 2024-01-26 Lithuania, United States Human Rights

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