Articles

E.g., 2022-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S. Arrests BVI Premier, Port Director, and Son on Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Charges On April 29, 2022, U.S. law enforcement authorities arrested British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier Andrew Alturo Fashie, Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Oleavine Pickering Maynard (O.... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-06 British Commonwealth, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Money Laundering
Ukraine Brings Criminal Charges against 10 Russian Soldiers and Eurojust and ICC Announce Joint Investigation On April 28, 2022, Ukrainian authorities brought criminal charges against ten Russian soldiers, who Ukraine accuses of taking civilians hostage and mistreating them in Bucha.  This is the... Bruce Zagaris 5 2022-05-06 Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, Torture, War Crimes
Arkansas Court Sentenced Man Trafficking Firearm Parts to Mexican Cartels to 12 Years in Prison On April 20, 2022, United States District Judge Brian S. Miller sentenced Andrew Scott Pierson, 49, of Jay, Oklahoma, to 12 years in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to traffic firearms... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-04-29 Mexico, United States Sentencing, Smuggle
The Organization of American States Suspends Russia as Permanent Observer On April 21, 2022, the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted a resolution to suspend Russia as a permanent observer until it withdraws its military forces from Ukraine.  Twenty-five... Alex Mostaghimi 38 5 2022-04-29 Argentina, Russia Crimes against Humanity, International Organizations, Security Council, United Nations, War Crimes
Honduran Former President Faces Trial in New York Federal Court On April 22, 2022, former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) made his appearance at his first virtual court hearing in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New... Alex Mostaghimi and Dennis Boyle 38 5 2022-04-29 Honduras, United States Corruption, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, International Organizations
France Issues Arrest Warrant for Ghosn and Four Others On April 21, 2022, French authorities issued an international arrest warrant for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn and four other persons.  The warrant concerns suspect payments of some 15... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-04-28 France, Lebanon Corruption, International Cooperation, Warrants
Ecuador Starts Extradition Process for Former President Correa Living in Belgium On April 22, 2022, the Ecuadorian court president Ivan Saquicela signed an order requesting the extradition of former President Rafael Correa from Belgium to serve an eight-year prison term for... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-04-28 Belgium, Ecuador Extradition
U.S. Court Dismisses Efforts to Halt U.S. Government’s Efforts to Extradite Ukrainian from Holland On April 12, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper granted the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss the suit of a Ukrainian citizen Oleksandr Morgunov, seeking to stop the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-22 Netherlands, Ukraine, United States Extradition
Mexican Drug Cartels Team with Chinese Trafficking Networks to Traffic in Endangered Species Increasingly Mexican drug cartels are participating in the harvest, transport, and sale of marine wildlife species, including endangered species.  They often collaborate with Chinese wildlife... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-22 China, Mexico Endangered Species, Environment
State Department Releases 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices On April 12, 2022, the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor released the 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices covering internationally recognized... Alex Mostaghimi 38 4 2022-04-22 United States Human Rights
OSCE Releases Report Finding Crimes Committed by Russian Military During Aggression Against Ukraine On March 3, 2022  following consultation with Ukraine, 45 OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) participating States invoked  the Moscow Mechanism in order to “... Michael Plachta 38 5 2022-04-22 Russia, Ukraine International Law, War Crimes
ICC Prosecutor’s Visit to Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh On Sunday, February 27, 2022, Karim A. A. Khan, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), concluded the first visit by an ICC prosecutor to Bangladesh.  Khan’s visit was... Narisa Chowdhury 38 5 2022-04-22 Bangladesh, Myanmar Genocide, Human Rights, International Criminal Court
EU Starts Infringement Action against Malta “Golden Passport” law On April 6, 2022, the European Commission sent Malta a reasoned opinion concerning its investor citizenship program, also referred to as “golden passport” scheme. The Commission... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-15 European Union, Malta European Commission, Immigration, Money Laundering, Sanctions
Australia and The Netherlands Take Action Against Russia in the MH17 Case Before the ICAO On March 14, 2022, the Dutch and Australian governments launched a legal case against Russia at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) seeking to hold Moscow accountable for its... Michael Plachta 38 4 2022-04-15 Russia, Ukraine International Crimes, International Organizations
Turkish court Transfers Khashoggi Assasination Trial to Saudi Arabia On April 7, 2022, a Turkish court decided to transfer the trial of 26 Saudi suspects accused of the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia.   The... Alex Mostaghimi 38 4 2022-04-15 Saudi Arabia, Turkey Assassination, European Court of Human Rights, Extradition, Indictment
U.S. and Europol Seize One of World’s Largest Hacker Forums and Arrest Administrator On April 12, 2022, the United States Department of Justice and Europol announced the seizure of the RaidForums website, a popular marketplace for cybercriminals to buy and sell hacked data, and... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-15 United States Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Indictment
Spain Seizes $90 Million Yacht of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch at U.S. Request While U.S. Unseals Indictment against Russian Oligarch On April 4, 2022, Spanish law enforcement executed a Spanish court order freezing the Motor Yacht (M/Y) Tango (the Tango), a 255-foot luxury yacht owned by Viktor Vekselberg, a sanctioned Russian... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-15 Russia, Spain, United States Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Sanctions
Honduras Supreme Court Affirms Extradition of Former President to the United States On March 28, 2022, the Honduras Supreme Court authorized the extradition of former president Juan Orlando Hernandez to the United States to face drug trafficking and related corruption charges... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-08 Honduras, United States Corruption, Extradition
UK Enacts Law Establishing Register of Overseas Entities to Combat Laundering On March 15, 2022, the United Kingdom enacted the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the Act). Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-08 United Kingdom Financial Enforcement, Money Laundering
Miami Grand Jury Indicts Former Ecuadorian Comptroller General for Corruption-Based Laundering On March 29, 2022, Carlos Roman Polit Faggioni (Polit) made his initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Miami, on charges he allegedly engaged in a scheme to use the U.S. financial system... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-01 Ecuador, United States Bribery, Corruption

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