E.g., 2022-12
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S. Indictments and Interpol Pursue International Enterprise and Individuals Involved in Online Sexual Exploitation In August 2021, U.S. indictments against an international enterprise based in Florida, a man in southern California, and collaboration by countries with Interpol’s International Child Sexual... Bruce Zagaris 37 9 2021-08-25 Abuse of Children, Sex Crimes
Swiss Migros Bank Settles German Tax Evasion Charges On April 26, 2021, Switzerland’s Migros Bank announced it has agreed to enter into a settlement with German prosecutors to pay $2.9 million to resolve allegations it permitted and helped... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-04-29 International Crimes, Tax Crimes
U.S. Indicts Kenya National for Conspiring to Hijack Aircraft on Behalf of al Shabaab                 On December 16, 2020, the United States Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah with six... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2020-12-24
U.S. Court in Philadelphia Holds Liberian Civilly Liable for Lutheran Church Massacres On September 17, 2021, U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker, ruled that Moses Thomas, who had lived in Philadelphia since emigrating from Liberia in 2000, is liable under the Victim and Torture... Bruce Zagaris 37 10 2021-09-24 Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, Human Rights
Malawi Court Rejects Shepard Bushiris’ Defense in Extradition Case Recently, the Malawi courts have denied Shepard Bushiris’ defense in response to South Africa’s extradition request.[1] Shepard Bushiri was arrested in South Africa for money laundering... Kayla DeAlto 37 6 2021-05-27 Crimes, Extradition
Bloodhound Snags Caro Quintero, Wanted by U.S. for 1985 Murder of DEA Agent On July 15, 2022, Mexican marines captured drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who is on the FBI’s Top 10 most wanted fugitives list and subject to a $20 million bounty.   Bruce Zagaris 37 8 2022-07-22 Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Gangs, Murder
French Donor Contribution to U.S. Alt-Right before Capitol Assault Shows Need to Apply Counter-terrorism Financial Enforcement Tools In December 2020, approximately one month before the assault on the U.S. capitol, Laurent B., a French national, transferred the equivalent of € 400,000 to alt-right groups in the United... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-23
Mexico Brings Suit in U.S. Court in Florida to Recover Assets from Former Security Chief Linked to Sinaloa Cartel On September 21, 2021, the Mexican government on behalf of its Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) filed a 141-page complaint in the Florida state court against former security chief Genero Garcia... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-10-26 Corruption, Money Laundering
Shipping Industry Task Forces Acts to Mitigate Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea A task force of stakeholders from across the shipping industry launched the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy.[1] This included 120 organizations across the maritime industry... Austin Max Scherer 37 6 2021-06-25 Crimes, Piracy
ICC Confirms and Delimits Its Territorial Jurisdiction in the Palestine/Israel Case On February 5, 2021, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) decided, by majority, that the Court's territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in the State of... Michael Plachta 37 2 2021-02-13
Council of Europe has Adopted the Second Protocol to the Cybercrime (“Budapest”) Convention As the Convention on Cybercrime (“Budapest Convention”) turns 20, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, at its 1417bis meeting on November 17, 2021, has adopted a Second... By Michael Plachta 37 12 2021-11-23 Cybercrime
Events in Haiti and C.A.R. Show Threats Posed by Mercenaries to International Peacekeeping Recent events in Haiti[1] and the Central African Republic[2] have underscored the continued threats that the use of mercenaries poses to international peacekeeping.  Mercenaries have been... Sara Kaufman 37 7 2021-07-16 Human Rights, Peacekeeping
The Czech Government Extradites Two Ukrainian Nationals to the U.S. on Money Laundering Charges On March 5, 2021, the Czech Republic extradited two members of an international organized network that furnish cash-out and money laundering services to persons committing cybercrimes.[1... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-13 Cybercrime, Extradition
Guatemala Extradites Two Nationals to the U.S. on Narcotics Charge On December 10, 2021, Guatemala extradited two nationals to the United States on international narcotics trafficking charges.[1] [1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Leaders... Bruce Zagaris 37 12 2021-12-18 Guatemala, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
Indian Tax Authority Takes Action against Undeclared Assets in Swiss Banks The Indian government has filed over 107 prosecution complaints and raised about $1.1 billion from assessment orders in its efforts to uncover undisclosed foreign assets.  In a July 26 press... Austin Max Scherer 37 8 2021-08-05 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
United Nations Targets Corruption and Illicit Cross-Border Finance On March 2, 2020 the United Nations released a Report on Financial Integrity For Sustainable Development (the “Report”). Although the Report is lengthy and wide-ranging, we will focus... By Spencer A. Hill & Peter D. Hardy 37 4 2021-04-05 Corruption, United Nations
Justice Department Approves Return of Over $32 Million in Forfeited Funds to FIFA Victims On August 24, 2021, the United States Department of Justice announced it will start returning forfeited funds to FIFA, the world organizing body of soccer; CONCACAF, the confederation responsible... Bruce Zagaris 37 9 2021-08-26 Corruption, Money Laundering
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Arrest and Detention of Alexei Navalny On April 22, 2021, at its 14th sitting, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution and Recommendation on the arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January... Michael Plachta 37 5 2021-04-29 European Commission, Human Rights
U.S. Charges Canadian Fashion Tycoon with Sex Trafficking and Racketeering Offenses                 On December 15, 2020, United States law enforcement in New York announced the unsealing of a nine-count indictment, charging Canadian fashion... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2020-12-24
Biden Administration Sanctions Ethiopian Civil War Perpetrators On September 17, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against the Ethiopian government, the Eritrean government, the Tigray People's Liberation Front, and the... Marwah Adhoob 37 10 2021-09-27 Crimes against Humanity, Human Rights