Articles

E.g., 2022-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
CJNG Cartel Courier Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charges after Undercover Sting On Tuesday, a courier working for the Mexican Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Jorge Orozco-Sandoval, 35,... Alex Mostaghimi 38 9 2022-09-02 Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Money Laundering
U.S. Will Return $1.2 Million to Romania from Funds Forfeited from Tax Fraud and Laundering Scheme On August 26, 2022, the United States Department of Justice announced that more than $1.2 million in forfeited funds from an international corruption-based tax fraud and money laundering scheme... Bruce Zagaris 38 9 2022-09-02 Romania, United States Assassination, Corruption, Fraud, Money Laundering
French National Arrested in Morocco Argues Against Extradition to the US On July 20, 2022, the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Morocco issued an opinion, indicating that it was “favorable” to the extradition of French national and computer sciences student... Linda Friedman Ramirez 38 9 2022-09-02 France, Morocco, United States Cybercrime, Extradition
The Netherlands and Greece Extradite Russians to U.S. in Cryptocurrency Cases In August, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the extradition of two Russian citizens for cybercrime and money laundering. On August 5, 2022, the DOJ announced that Greece had... Bruce Zagaris 38 9 2022-08-26 Greece, Netherlands, United States Cybercrime, Extradition, Financial Enforcement, Indictment
Former Algerian Soldier Files UN Complaint over Deportation from Spain Lawyers representing former Algerian soldier Mohamed Benhalima, who was deported from Spain to Algeria, have filed a complaint against Madrid at the United Nations Committee on Human Rights,... Alex Mostaghimi 38 9 2022-08-26 Algeria, Spain Deportation, Torture, United Nations
Iranian Indicted for Alleged Plot to Assassinate John Bolton On August 10, 2022, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Shahran Poursafi (or Mehdi Rezayi) of Tehran, Iran for his alleged attempt to arrange the murder of former National... Alex Mostaghimi 38 9 2022-08-26 Iran, United States Assassination, Federal Code, International Law, Terrorism, United Nations
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Highlights Circumvention of FATCA Reporting Schemes On August 24, 2022, the Senate Finance Committee issued a report on a case study on the methods by which billionaire Robert Brockman allegedly hid approximately $2.7 billion in income from the IRS... Alex Mostaghimi 38 9 2022-08-26 Bermuda, Switzerland, United States Due Diligence, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Money Laundering
The Fifth Circuit Will Consider a Rich Array of Issues Affecting Cross-Border Criminal Investigations On October 6, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear arguments in two consolidated appeals that together raise an unusually broad array of issues peculiar to... Frederick T. Davis 38 9 2022-08-23 Portugal, United States Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance, U.S. Federal Government
Israel Tax Authority in Joint Investigation with French Arrests 3 for Laundering Crypto Currency On August 15, 2022, the Israel Tax Authority announced the arrest of three suspects in a money laundering scheme involving tens of millions of shekels using complex arrangements of crypto-graphic... Bruce Zagaris 38 9 2022-08-19 France, Israel Cybercrime, Fraud, Money Laundering
UK Extradites Three Nigerians for Business Email Compromise Fraud Schemes On August 10, 2022 the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the United Kingdom (UK) extradited three Nigerian citizens wanted by the United States in connection to their alleged participation... Bruce Zagaris 38 9 2022-08-19 Nigeria, United Kingdom Conspiracy, Cybercrime, Extradition, Fraud, Money Laundering
Iranian Indicted for Alleged Plot to Assassinate John Bolton On August 10, 2022, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Shahran Poursafi (or Mehdi Rezayi) of Tehran, Iran for his alleged attempt to arrange the murder of former National... Alex Mostaghimi 38 9 2022-08-19 Iran, United States Assassination, Conspiracy, Indictment, U.S. Federal Government
Four Guatemalan Nationals Indicted by Joint Task Force Alpha Arrested in Guatemala On August 2, 2022, the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC) executed a significant enforcement operation targeting a transnational human smuggling organization.  The operation was conducted... Alex Mostaghimi 38 8 2022-08-12 Guatemala, North America, United States Extradition, Illegal Importation, Indictment, Information Exchange
Colombia Arrests 3 Persons on U.S. Extradition Warrant for Wildlife Trafficking On July 8, 2022, the Colombian Attorney General announced that, through the Specialized Unit against Human Rights Crimes and with the National Police, it succeeded in arresting three persons whose... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-08-12 Colombia, United States Extradition, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
CHIPS Act of 2022 Contains Restrictions on U.S. Entities and Persons Working in Sensitive Countries On August 9, 2022, President Joseph Biden  signed into law the CHIPS Act of 2022.  It enables the U.S. Government a primary role in deciding which chip makers will benefit from the... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-08-12 China, United States Legislation, National Security, Training, U.S. Federal Government
U.S. Court Grants Warrant to Seize Plane and yacht of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch On August 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it received court authorization to seize an Airbus A319-100 (the Airbus) owned and controlled by sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-08-12 Russia, United States Money Laundering, Sanctions, U.S. Federal Government
Report on Conflict Antiquities Underscores Need to Prosecute Participants in Illegal Antiquities Trade On June 8, 2022, the Clooney Foundation for Justice published a report, documenting the harms created by looting of antiquities as a weapon of war and a major source of financing state and non-... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-08-05 Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen Art and Cultural Property, Eurojust, International Law, United Nations
ICAO Releases Fact Finding Report on Ryanair Flight 4978 On July 19, 2022, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) released its fact finding report into the Ryanair Flight 4978 incident on May 23, 2021, when the flight was diverted by a bomb... Alex Mostaghimi 38 8 2022-08-05 Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, United States International Organizations, United Nations
EU and U.S. Set up “Informal Expert Group” on MLA and Extradition According to official documents released on June 16, 2022, the EU and the U.S. are to set up an “informal expert group” aiming to “improve the practical implementation” of... Michael Plachta 38 8 2022-07-29 European Union, United States European Union, Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance
Sweden Convicts Iranian under Universal Jurisdiction On July 15, 2022, a Swedish court convicted Hamid Nouri of international war crimes and human rights abuses related to the death of prisoners of Gohardasht prison in 1988 at the orders of Ayatollah... Alex Mostaghimi 38 8 2022-07-29 Iran, Sweden Court Conviction, Crimes against Humanity
EU Court Rules on Interpretation of the Passenger Name Record Directive On June 21, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU, the EU Court) delivered its long-awaited judgment interpreting the Passenger Name Record   (PNR) in the context of both... Michael Plachta 38 8 2022-07-29 Belgium, European Union Disclosure, European Union, Privacy

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