E.g., 2020-10
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
SNC-Lavalin Pleads Guilty to Corruption-Related Fraud On December 18, 2019, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. settled criminal charges concerning the work it did in Libya with its construction division, pleading guilty to one count of fraud and ending a long-... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-27 Fraud
Vanuatu Sends Alleged Art Swindler to Guam on U.S. Fraud Charges                 On June 11, 2020, United States law enforcement agents arrested Inigo Philbrick, an art dealer specializing in post-war and contemporary fine... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-20 Crimes, Cultural Property, Fraud
Forthcoming in 36 Int’l Enforcement Law Rep. (Feb. 2020) Civil Society Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Trumps “Safe Third Country” Agreements On January 15, 2020, the American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Human Rights First brought  a  lawsuit in U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-01 Asylum
UNODC Issues World Wildlife Crime Report and Connects COVID-19 Pandemic On July 10, 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) issued its World Wildlife Crime Report 2020.[1] The report underscores the threat wildlife trafficking poses to nature and the... Bruce Zagaris 36 7 2020-07-16 Endangered Species, Environment
Audit Exposes Financial Irregularities in African Soccer and FIFA’s Continued Issue with Corruption In early February 2019, a report was released showing that the governing body for soccer in Africa, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), uncovered millions of dollars of financial... Alexandra Haris 36 3 2020-02-29
UK Court Upholds Disclosure Order on Corruption-Based Asset Forfeiture                 On July 10, 2020, Mrs. Justice Johannah Cutts DBE upheld a disclosure order sent to a Brazilian businessman allegedly using “corrupt... Bruce Zagaris 36 8 2020-07-30 Asset Forfeiture, Corruption
Swedbank Internal Investigation Shows Large Gaps in AML and Sanctions Compliance as Former CEO Loses Severance Pay On March 23, 2020, Swedbank released the investigative report conducted by law firm Clifford Chance showing anti-money laundering (“AML”) and sanctions gaps during the period 2014-2019... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-03-28
Europol Releases the 2020 Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) On June 23, 2020, Europol released its “European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT),”[1] which has been produced annually since 2007. * Professor Plachta... Michael Plachta 36 9 2020-08-26 INTERPOL, Terrorism
UK Court Awards Ernst & Young Former Partner, a Whistleblower, $10.8m in Damages On April 17, 2020, the UK High Court delivered a judgment awarding $11 million in damages and expenses to a former partner at global accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) who exposed money... Michael Platcha 36 5 2020-04-25 Money Laundering
U.S. Secretary of State Makes Historic Visit to Suriname and Guyana and Promises More Law Enforcement Assistance On September 17-18, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made the first visit  of any U.S. Secretary of State to Suriname and Guyana. It coincided with promises that the U.S. would... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-21 Law Enforcement
U.K. Extradites Found and CEO of Iranian Financial Services Firm to the U.S. On May 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the unsealing of a six-count indictment against Seyed Sajjad Shahidian, 33, Vahid Vali, 33, and PAYMENT24 for engaging in financial... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-23 Fraud
GOLD LAUNDERING: THE DIRTY SECRETS OF THE GOLD TRADE – AND HOW TO CLEAN UP by Mark Pieth (Elster & Salis Ag, 2019, 299 pp.) The book gives a critical look at international efforts to regulate the gold supply chain, including soft law and self-regulation.  The book shows the international community has not yet... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-28 Book Review
Sweden Extradites Former Chinese Official to the U.S. on Money Laundering Charges On May 29, 2020, Sweden extradited a former Chinese official who was a fugitive for over five years. On June 1, 2020, Jianjun Qiao, 56, attended his arraignment in United States District Court in... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-20 Extradition, Money Laundering
U.S. Obtains another Guilty Plea to FCPA and Money Laundering in PetroEcuador Case On January 23, 2020, Armengol Alfosno Cevallos Diaz (Cevallos), an Ecuadorian businessman living in Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty in connection with a $4.4 million bribery and money laundering... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-01
EU Parliament Adopts Resolution on Money Laundering to Follow-up the Commission Action Plan On July 10, 2020, the European Parliament adopted with 534 votes to 25 and 122 abstentions a resolution on a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.[1... Michael Plachta 36 7 2020-07-16 European Union, Money Laundering
M.Y. Safra Bank Settles with OCC on AML Cryptocurrency Violations On January 30, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB, New York, entered into a consent order concerning alleged violations  of the Bank Secrecy Act... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-01
U.S. Arrests Fugitive Wanted by South Korea on Sewol Ferry Matter   On July 22, 2020, the United States arrested Yoo Hyuk-kee, the second son of Semo Group’s late former chairman Yoo Byung-eun, on an extradition warrant for embezzlement offenses.[1... Bruce Zagaris 36 8 2020-07-30 Embezzlement
Five Countries Agree on Steps to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse On March 5, 2020, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced the publication of Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-03-28
Brazil Arrests Majority Shareholders of Avianca Holdings in Car Wash Corruption Investigation On August 19, 2020, the Federal Police in Brazil detained brothers German and Jose Efromovich, the majority shareholders of Colombia’s Avianca Holders, in the Car Wash corruption... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-08-26 Money Laundering
El Salvador Judge Asks the U.S. for Confidential Documents on El Mozote Massacre In a letter dated January 27, 2020, Judge Jorge Guzmán Urquilla of the Examining Court of San Francisco Gotera asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for all the documentation that the U.... Alexandra Haris 36 4 2020-04-25 Investigation