Articles

E.g., 2022-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
CFTC Imposes Penalties on 2 Firms for Swap Reporting and Daily Mark Disclosure Violations On July 5, 2022, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against BNP Paribas (BNPP), an international financial services corporation and... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-15 United States Fraud, Penalties
Thailand Arrests for Extradition to U.S. Alleged Major Wildlife Trafficking Suspect On June 29, 2022, Thai law enforcement authorities arrested a Malaysian national wanted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS) for allegedly trading in elephant tusks and rhinoceros’... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-08 Thailand, United States Extradition, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
G7 Addresses Global Crime Threats On June 28, the Group of 7 Leaders’ Communique following the meeting of the heads of government in Elmau, Germany on June 26-28, 2022 addressed several global crime threats, making many... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-01 China, Russia, United States Human Rights, International Cooperation, Sanctions
Treasury Issues Strategy to Combat Illicit Finance as House Approves Enablers Act On May 13, 2022, the United States Treasury Department issued its National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing (2022 Strategy).  On June 22, 2022, the House Armed... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-06-30 United States FATF, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Money Laundering, Terrorism
Former Louvre President Arrested in Artifact Trafficking Case On May 25, 2022, French authorities arrested Jean-Luc Martinez in connection with an investigation into illicit art trafficking.[1] Martinez currently serves as France’s ambassador for... John Kennamer 38 7 2022-06-30 Egypt, France Arrest, False Papers
FATF Plenary Prioritizes Initiatives on Beneficial Ownership Information, Real Estate Guidance, Virtual Assets/VASPs Travel Rule and Information Sharing and Data Protection On June 14-17, 2022, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded four days of hybrid meetings under the German Presidency of Dr. Marcus Pleyer.  The Plenary agreed on several strategic... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-06-30 Germany Corruption, FATF, Money Laundering
Former Nigerian Senator Accused of Conspiracy to Harvest Organs On June 23, 2022, Former Nigerian senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu were charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to... Alex Mostaghimi 38 7 2022-06-30 Nigeria, United Kingdom Conspiracy, Human Trafficking
U.S. AG Announces War Crimes Accountability Team On June 20, 2022, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the launch of a War Crimes Accountability Team to bolster the Justice Department’s ongoing efforts to hold accountable those... Alex Mostaghimi 38 7 2022-06-24 Russia, Ukraine, United States Law of War, Mercenaries, Prisoner Rights, United Nations, War Crimes
British Home Secretary Approves Assange’s Extradition to the U.S. On June 17, 2022, the British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.  Assange has fourteen days to appeal the decision.... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-06-24 United Kingdom, United States Extradition, Prosecution, U.S. Federal Government
Gupta Brothers Arrested in UAE, Facing Extradition On June 2, 2022, Atul and Rajesh Gupta were arrested at their home in Dubai.[1]  The brothers are wanted in South Africa in connection with fraud and state capture.  They are being held... John Kennamer 38 7 2022-06-24 Corruption, Extradition, INTERPOL, International Cooperation
European Union Issues Resolution re Urgent Need to Protect Journalists of Mexico On March 10, 2022, the Parliament of the European Union was so alarmed by the number of assassinations of Mexican journalists in the first months of the year that it passed the Resolution on the... Linda Friedman Ramirez 38 7 2022-06-24 Europe, Mexico Assassination, European Union
U.S. Justice Issues Report on Strengthening International Enforcement Cooperation on Cybercrime On June 6, 2022, Merrick B. Garland, the Attorney General of the United States, issued a report in response to the President’s Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-06-17 United States Cybercrime, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision
EU Releases an Alarming Report on Drugs: “Everywhere, Everything, Everyone” On June 14, 2022, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launched its European Drug Report 2022, which details the latest overview of the drug situation in Europe and... Michael Plachta 38 6 2022-06-16 European Union, Europe Drug Enforcement, European Union
Caribbean Strengthens Response of Fisheries Crime, Gun Trafficking and Other Crime Issues On June 20, 2022, a readout of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ meeting with leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic show efforts to... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-06-16 United States INTERPOL, Maritime, Wildlife
U.S. Homeland Security Unveils Campaign to Combat Human Smuggling Networks While Summit of the Americas Has Declaration on Migration and Protection In April 2022, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started a five-part campaign against human smuggling.[1]   At the Summit of the Americas, leaders from the Western... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-06-16 United States Cross-Border Communication, Human Trafficking, Immigration
U.S. Appellate Court Upholds Interpol Immunity on Suit for Potential Red Notice Abuse On May 24, 2022, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in El Omari v. INTERPOL.   The court held that the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) qualifies... John Kennamer 38 6 2022-06-10 United Arab Emirates, United States Embezzlement, INTERPOL
U.S. Court Orders Seizure of 2 Planes of Russian Oligarch Abramovich Worth Over $400 Million The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a seizure warrant to seize two planes, a Boeing 787-8 aircraft and a Gulfstream G650ER aircraft owned and controlled by... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-06-10 Russia, United Arab Emirates, United States Asset Seizure, Financial Enforcement, Vehicles
UAE Arrests Shah on Danish Extradition Warrant for Cum-Ex Dividend Fraud Charges On June 3, the Danish Ministry of Justice announced that police in Dubai have arrested Sanjay Shah, one of the suspected perpetrators in the cum-ex dividend fraud case on a Danish extradition... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-06-10 Denmark, United Arab Emirates Extradition, Freezing of Assets, International Cooperation
European Commission Submits Two Proposals to Strengthen Restrictive Measures Against Russia On May 25, 2022, the European Commission announced two proposals aimed at strengthening restrictive measures adopted by the European Union. Michael Plachta 38 6 2022-06-03 European Union, Europe, Russia, Ukraine Eurojust, European Commission, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Freezing of Assets, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), War Crimes
US Seeks to Enforce IRS John Doe Summons Against the US Firm Helping U.S. Persons Establish Foreign Financial Accounts On May 24, 2022, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) petitioned the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for an order to enforce the John Doe Summons.[1] [1] ... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-06-03 United States Jurisdiction, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation

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