E.g., 2023-12
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
Germany Sentences Syrian-Palestinian War Criminal to Life in Prison On February 23, 2023, a German court convicted a Palestinian man from Syria for several counts of murder and attempted murder for firing a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) into a group of civilians... Alex Mostaghimi 39 3 2023-03-03 Germany, Palestine, Syria Murder, Victims Compensation, War Crimes
UK’s National Crime Agency Charges Madagascan President’s Chief of Staff with Bribery On August 14, 2023, the National Crime Agency (NCA)in the United Kingdom announced it has charged the Chief of Staff to the President of Madagascar and her associate with bribery after a NCA... Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-18 United Kingdom Bribery, Corruption
U.S. CFTC Brings Suit Against Binance On March 27, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) brought suit against Binance, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange based in Malta, alleging violations of the Commodity Exchange Act... Alex Mostaghimi 39 4 2023-03-31 Malta, United States Cybercrime
Congressional Hearing Underscores Problems and Uncertainties with Corporate Transparency Regulations On July 18, 2023, the Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions held a hearing entitled “Potential Consequences of FinCEN’s... Bruce Zagaris 39 10 2023-09-15 United States Money Laundering, Terrorism
The U.S. Extradites Ex-Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo to Peru Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who served in that role from 2001 to 2006, has been extradited from the U.S. to Peru due to his alleged involvement in a corruption scandal relating to... Alex Mostaghimi 39 5 2023-04-26 Peru, United States Corruption, Extradition
Lawsuit Against Saudi Crown Prince Dismissed Due to Head-of-State Immunity On November 18, federal judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) for the murder of... Alex Mostaghimi 39 1 2022-12-23 Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States Human Rights, Immunity, International Law, Torture, U.S. Federal Government, Victims Compensation
FinCEN Extends Deadline for Initial Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting On September 27, 2023, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)  announced the issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to extend the deadline for certain reporting... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-06 United States Money Laundering
Moldova Charges 8, Including former Prime Minister over Airport Contract and Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Asks for Disciplinary Proceedings against Judge for Closed Proceedings Moldova is facing an inflection point in its efforts to strengthen its anti-corruption institutions and processes.   On May 2, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office announced... Bruce Zagaris 39 6 2023-05-26 Moldova Corruption, Financial Crimes
Eurojust Releases Report on Digital Evidence Gathering On December 22, 2022, Europol, Eurojust, and the European Judicial Network published  the 2022 edition of the SIRIUS European Union (EU) Digital Evidence Situation Report. This report gives... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-20 Eurojust, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing
Two batches of Ukrainian artifacts recovered after attempted trafficking to Spain and the U.S. On October 23, 2023, the National Police of Spain and the Security Service of Ukraine announced that officers had seized gold artifacts belonging to Ukraine, worth more than €60 million ($64... Jack Crovitz 39 12 2023-11-10 Spain, Ukraine Art and Cultural Property
European Parliament Issues Resolution on Lessons Learned from Pandora Papers On June 15, 2023, the European Parliament (EP) published a resolution on lessons learnt from the Pandora Papers and other revelations.   The EP adopted the report by a 465-5 vote with 36... Bruce Zagaris 39 7 2023-06-23 European Union Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
New FATF Report on Suriname Shows Much Work Is Required At the end of January, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) issued the 4th Mutual Evaluation Report on Suriname.  The 426-page report (MER) shows many gaps remain and much work... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-02-03 Suriname Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision
ICC Appeals Chamber Authorizes the Investigation on Drug War Killings in Philippines   On July 18, 2023, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered, in open Court, its judgment confirming, by majority, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I’s decision... Michael Plachta 39 8 2023-07-28 Philippines Capital Punishment, Civil Rights, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
U.S. Increases Sanctions, Export Control and Support for Ukraine on Anniversary of Russian Invasion On February 24, 2023, the White House and several agencies announced a series of additional sanctions on Russia on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and announced... Bruce Zagaris 39 3 2023-03-10 Russia, Ukraine, United States Export Enforcement, International Cooperation, Sanctions
U.S. and Colombia Do First Joint Resolution of Criminal Case in Odebrecht Bribery Case On August 10, 2023, the United States and Colombian Governments did the first joint resolution of a criminal case as Corporación Financiera Colombiana S.A. (Corficolombiana), a Colombian... Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-18 Brazil, Colombia, United States Bribery
Montenegro Arrests Terraform Labs Founder Do Kwon on S. Korea Charges On March 23, 2023, Montenegrin authorities arrested Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon, who is wanted in both South Korea and the United States after a $40 billion crash of his firm’s... Bruce Zagaris 39 4 2023-04-07 South Korea, United States Cybercrime, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement
European Parliament Calls for EU Measures to Tackle Prostitution and Its Cross-border Implications On September 14, 2023, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the regulation of prostitution in the European Union. The resolution concentrates on cross-border implications of this... Michael Plachta 39 10 2023-09-15 European Union, Europe Human Trafficking, Sex Crimes
Frank’s International Will Pay $8 Million to Settle SEC Charges over Angola Bribes On April 26, 2023, Frank’s  International, which is now Expro Group Holdings N.V., entered into  a cease-and-desist order and agreed to pay disgorgement of $4,176,858, prejudgment... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-05 Angola, Netherlands Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Penalties
U.S. Treasury Issues Proposed Regs on Access to Beneficial Ownership Information On December 15, 2022, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the  United States Department of Treasury issued in the Federal Register its second set of proposed beneficial... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2022-12-23 United States Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision
Dominican Republic Asks the U.S. to Curb Firearms Trafficking and 7 Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Curb U.S. Firearms Trafficking to the Mexican Cartels Slowly foreign governments are joining the effort to curb illegal firearms trafficking from the United States. On October 4, 2023, the Dominican Republic requested the U.S. to curb smuggling of... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-13 Dominican Republic, Mexico Arms Trafficking