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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S. Indicts Former Chadian Diplomats in Transnational Corruption and Money Laundering Scheme On May 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a federal grand jury indictment in Washington, D.C. against the Republic of Chad’s former Ambassador to the United States and Canada... Bruce Zagaris 37 6 2021-05-27 Corruption, Money Laundering
INTERPOL’s Expanding Reach, Use, and Consequences: A Global Survey of Abuse Techniques by Some INTERPOL member countries and Effective Response Strategies The International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL, is an international organization dedicated in large part to aiding its 194 member countries in detecting and extraditing fugitives to... By Michelle Estlund* and Adriana Obeso** 37 5 2021-05-22 INTERPOL
Interpol Operation Targets Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling From March 28 to April 2, 2021, more than 195 arrests occurred as a result of Operation Weka, or “Stop” in Swahili.[1] Operation Weka was an effort to crackdown on human trafficking and... Emma Byrne 37 5 2021-05-22 Human Rights, Human Trafficking
UN Investigation Team Concludes ISIL Crimes against the Yazidis Constitutes Genocide On May 10, 2021, the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability Against Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) found that the crimes committed by ISIL against the Yazidis, a religious... Marwah Adhoob 37 5 2021-05-20 United Nations, War Crimes
Cayman AML Regulator Cracks Down After FATF Greylisting The Cayman Islands financial services sector is experiencing significant tension after the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) putting the jurisdiction on its greylist, in part for lack of... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-05-20 FATF, Money Laundering
EU Advocate General Rules German Telecom Cannot Cancel Contract with Iranian Bank without Showing Cancellation Was Not Due to U.S. Sanctions On May 12, 2021, The European Union Advocate General opined that a decision by a German telecom company to cancel a contract with an Iranian bank, subject to U.S. primary sanctions, should be... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-05-19 Economic Crimes, Economic Sanctions
Largest Swiss Insurance Company Settles Tax Crimes Case with the U.S. On May 14, 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a criminal information charging Swiss Life Holding AG (Swiss Life Holding, Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG (Swiss Life... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-05-18 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
Italian Police Arrest Suspected Black Axe Members The Black Axe, a Nigerian fraternity organization turned mafia, has been a target of law enforcement in both the U.S. and abroad. Recently, the Italian police arrested several members of the Black... Marwah Adhoob 37 5 2021-05-14 Crimes, Organized Crime
Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 Brings New Opportunities for Acting on International Money Laundering The enactment of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA) has brought new opportunities for foreign governments and stakeholders interested in stopping international money laundering. ... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-05-14 Money Laundering
Armenian and Azerbaijani Governments Both Act on Alleged Crimes in the War The Armenian and Azerbaijani governments are maneuvering to start investigations and prosecutions of alleged war crimes during the conflict between the two countries from September 27 to ... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-05-14 Armenia Crimes, War Crimes
Fishrot Scandal: Multinational Cooperation’s Exploit of Namibia’s Fishing Industry In 2019, Johannes Stefannson, a former employee of Samherji, an Icelandic fishing company, realized that his employer was exploiting and bribing Namibian officials for fishing rights. Stefannson... Marwah Adhoob 37 5 2021-05-08 Africa Bribery, Crimes
Uncertain Future of the EU-UK Extradition Arrangement After Brexit On March 26, 2021, the European Union Committee (the Committee) of the UK House of Lords (HL) published its report on the implications for law enforcement and criminal judicial cooperation between... Michael Plachta 37 5 2021-05-08 Extradition
Homeland Security Targets Criminal Smuggling Organizations and U.S. Lists Two Guatemalan Officials under Global Magnitsky Act for Corruption On April 27, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new counter-network targeting operation focused on transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) affiliated with... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-05-08 Human Rights, Immigration
Germany and Nigeria Agree on Return of Benin Bronzes On April 29, 2021, the State Minister for Culture and Media of the German Government, announced the signing by the ministry and the Nigerian Government of a joint declaration to return Benin... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-05-08 Art and Cultural Property, Crimes
Report Finds France Responsible for Rwandan Genocide               On April 19, 2021, the Rwandan government released a report that found France enabled the genocide in Rwanda that left... Marwah Adhoob 37 5 2021-04-30 Africa Genocide
Swiss Migros Bank Settles German Tax Evasion Charges On April 26, 2021, Switzerland’s Migros Bank announced it has agreed to enter into a settlement with German prosecutors to pay $2.9 million to resolve allegations it permitted and helped... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-04-29 International Crimes, Tax Crimes
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Arrest and Detention of Alexei Navalny On April 22, 2021, at its 14th sitting, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution and Recommendation on the arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January... Michael Plachta 37 5 2021-04-29 European Commission, Human Rights
Guilty Plea in Ecuadorian Bribery Case Places Commodity Trading Corruption in Limelight On April 6, 2021, Raymond Kohut, a Canadian citizen, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn to the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecution of a Ecuadorian bribery case relating to... Teddy David 37 5 2021-04-28 Bribery, Crimes
Eurojust Starts New Funding Initiative for Joint Investigation Teams On April 15, 2021, Eurojust announced a new urgent funding option for Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) to increase efforts against serious organized cross-border crime.  Eurojust is starting... Bruce Zagaris 37 5 2021-04-27 Economic Integration, International Cooperation
Grand Jury Indictment Returned against Texas Attorney for Conspiring to Commit Tax Crimes Through Creating and Using Offshore Entities On April 15, 2021, a federal grand jury in San Francisco returned an indictment, charging a Houston-based tax attorney of conspiracy with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a private... Bruce Zagaris 37 4 2021-04-20 Tax Enforcement