E.g., 2024-02
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
South African Fugitive “Facebook Rapist” Detained in Tanzania After Faking Death On April 8, Tanzanian law enforcement captured South African fugitive Thabo Bester, a convicted rapist and murderer, after he escaped his prison cell in March 2022 when he faked his own death.... Alex Mostaghimi 39 4 2023-04-14 South Africa, Tanzania Deportation, Extradition, Fugitive
Scottish Court Rules U.S. Rape Suspect Accused of Faking Own Death is Extraditable On August 2, 2023, an Edinburgh court ruled that Nicholas Rossi, a convicted sex offender who faked his own death, can be extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States to face sexual... Bruce Zagaris 39 10 2023-09-22 United Kingdom, United States Extradition
U.S. Court Orders Justice Department to Subpoena Banco Santander for Argentine Tax Dispute On May 8, 2023, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the appointment of a commission to secure a subpoena for bank records to be sent to the U.S. Department... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-12 Argentina, United States Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing
2022 Retrospective We at the IELR send you the best wishes for a new year.  2022 was momentous for the international enforcement community, and we are grateful to have had you following along with our coverage... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-06
GAO Calls for Better Enforcement of U.S. Laws against Transnational Repression in the U.S. On October 3, 2023, the General Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report, recommending better reporting under Section 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) to assist the United States Government... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-20 United States Human Rights
The U.S. Announces Working Group to Address Illicit International Timber Trade On April 19, 2023, U.S. Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Benjamin Mizer announced the creation of the Timber Interdiction Membership Board and Enforcement Resource (TIMBER), a working... Alex Mostaghimi 39 6 2023-06-02 United States Environment, Organized Crime
Angola Recovers $5 Billion of Stolen and Embezzled Assets On January 17, 2023, the Angolan government revealed it has already recovered $5 billion (4.6 billion euros) of assets removed illegally from the country and it is awaiting court decisions on... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-01-27 Angola, European Union Asset Seizure, Corruption, Embezzlement, United Nations
12TH Basel AML Index Shows Money Laundering Trends and Concerns  Global money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks just keep on rising, according to the 2023 Public Edition of the Basel AML Index, released on  November 13, 2023. And that... Basel Institute 39 12 2023-11-17 FATF, Money Laundering, Terrorism
Latchford Estate Agrees to Settle Civil Forfeiture Action of $12 Million on Southeast Asian Antiquities On June 22, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York Special Agent in Charge Ivan J. Arvelo and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams announced that the United... Bruce Zagaris 39 8 2023-07-07 Cambodia, United States, Vietnam Crimes, Property Restitution, Robbery, Theft
China Amends Wildlife Protection Law On December 30, 2022, the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) published the amended Wildlife Protection Law (WPL) in its final form.  At least two... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-02-17 China Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle, Witness Protection
Danish Supreme Court Rules Danish Law Firm Liable for Advising German Bank on Cum Ex-Dividend Case   On November 20, 2023, the Danish Supreme Court overruled a lower court decision and order a large Danish law firm Bech-Bruun to pay DKK 400 million (approximately $58.6... Bruce Zagaris 39 13 2023-12-01 Denmark, Germany Tax Enforcement
Brazil Preliminarily Denies U.S. Extradition Request for Alleged Russian Spy On July 26, 2023, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security announced the Brazilian government has preliminarily denied a request from the U.S. to extradite alleged Russian spy Sergey... Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-04 Brazil, Russia, United States Espionage, Extradition, International Criminal Court
Equatorial Guinea’s Vice Presidents Assets Seized To Compensate Damage Awards to Torture Victim On February 13, a South African court ordered the seizure of a superyacht and two palatial homes owned by Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang.  The suit which drove... Alex Mostaghimi 39 3 2023-03-17 Equatorial Guinea, South Africa Seizure, Torture
SEC Resolves FCPA Case with 3M Involving China for $6.5 Million On August 25, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled charges against 3M Company for violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt... Bruce Zagaris 39 10 2023-09-01 China, United States Corruption
Belgian Firm and NGOS Allege Erdogan’s Regime Committed Crimes against Humanity On February 9, 2023, the Belgian law firm Van Steenbrugge Advocaten (VSA), Belgium-based NGO Turkey Tribunal, and the European Magistrates for Democracy and Freedom (MEDEL) filed a complaint to the... Alex Mostaghimi 39 4 2023-04-14 Turkey Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court, International Law
Spanish Tax Authorities Allege Shakira Defrauded Spain of $6.4m in 2018 On September 26, 2023, prosecutors in the Barcelona financial crimes unit released new details alleging Shakira defrauded the Spanish Treasury of approximately $6.4 million in 2018, when she... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-09-29 Spain Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
EU Parliament Approves New Rules for Regulating and Tracing Transfer of Crypto-Assets On April 20, 2023, the European Parliament approved the first common EU rules on anti-money laundering with respect to crypto-assets, tracing crypto-asset transfers, and supervision and consumer... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-12 European Union Cybercrime, European Union
RISTAU’S INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE: A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION by David P. Stewart and David W. Bowker (Oxford U. Press and the International Law Institute, 2d ed. 2021) This book gives insightful and comprehensive information on cross-border litigation by discussing issues in sequence as they are likely to be encountered in practice. The book is an updated,... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-06 United States Book Review, International Law
Venezuela Issues Arrest Warrant for Former US-Based Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó On October 5, 2023, Venezuelan authorities announced the issuance of an arrest warrant for former opposition leader and former interim president Juan Guaidó.  Venezuelan Attorney... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-20 United States, Venezuela INTERPOL
Belgian Data Privacy Authority Prohibits Transfer of Tax Data on “Accidental Americans” to the US On May 24, 2023, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) declared unlawful and prohibits the transfers of personal data of Belgian “Accidental Americans” by the Belgian Federal... Bruce Zagaris 39 6 2023-06-02 Belgium, United States Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Tax Enforcement