Articles

E.g., 2020-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
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
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. and Jersey Return $311.17 of Stolen Abacha Funds to Nigeria                 On May 4, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the transfer of $311,797.876.11 to the Nigerian government pursuant... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-20 Cultural Property
IACHR Finds U.S. Responsible for Torture and Refoulement of Guantanamo Detainee On April 22, 2020, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found the United States responsible for violating the human rights of Djamel Ameziane, a former detainee at the Guant... Michael Plachta 36 6 2020-06-20 Human Rights, International Courts, International Criminal Court
EUROPOL Starts European Financial and Economic Crime Center On June 5, 2020, Europol started the new European Financial and Economic Crime Center (EFECC).  The European Union Anti-money Laundering Action Report[1] mentioned the start of the... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-12 International Crimes, Money Laundering
DOJ Issues Revised Guidance on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs             On June 1, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a revision of its guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.[1] The Guidance sets... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-12 Regulation
U.S. Unseals Indictment Charging 33 Persons with Laundering over $2.5 Billion for N. Korea                 On May 28, 2020 , the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia unsealed an indictment, charging 28 North Korean and five Chinese... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-12 China, North Korea, United States Money Laundering
U.S. Justice Department Brings Forfeiture Action against $20 Million Assets of Alleged Iranian Sanctions Violations                 On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska a forfeiture complaint[1]... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-12 Sanctions
Canada Opens its Courts to Overseas Human Rights Abuses On February 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada by a five-to-four majority in its Nevsun Resources Ltd v Araya decision, refused to strike damages claims for international human rights abuses and... Peter Bowal and Thomas D. Brierton 36 6 2020-06-05 Human Rights, Jurisdiction
Canadian Court Finds Huawei CFO Extraditable to the U.S. on Fraud Charges On May 28, 2020, in the case of United States v. Meng, 2020 BCSC 785, Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes of the Supreme Court of British Columbia denied Wanzhou Meng’s request for an... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-05 Extradition, Fraud
Israeli Court Rules Malka Leifer Is Fit to Stand Trial in Australia for Sexual Assault On May 26, 2020, Judge Chana Lomp of the Jerusalem District Court determined in a 40-page ruling that Malka Leifer is fit to stand trial on charges of child sexual abuse in relation to the... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-06-05 Abuse of Children, Extradition
U.S. and Jersey Return $311.17 of Stolen Abacha Funds to Nigeria On May 4, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the transfer of $311,797.876.11 to the Nigerian government pursuant to a February 3, 2020 trilateral agreement among the... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-05-30
EU Proposes New Strategy Against Foreign Terrorist Fighters Returnees: Cumulative Prosecutions Since, 2016, May 23, 2020 has marked the annual EU Day against Impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the... Michael Plachta 36 6 2020-05-30
U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret and Son on Japanese Extradition Warrant for Helping Carlos Ghosn Escape On May 20, 2020, United States authorities detained former Green Beret Michael Taylor, 59, and his son Peter, 26, in Massachusetts on charges that they helped ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape... Bruce Zagaris 36 6 2020-05-30
European Commission’s New AML/CFT Action Plan and Decision to Task New EU Agency with EU-Level Supervision On May 7, 2020, the European Commission published an ambitious and multifaceted Action Plan, which sets out concrete measures that the Commission will take over the next 12 months to better enforce... Michael Plachta 36 6 2020-05-30
International Organizations Work to Prevent and Prosecute Covid-19 Financial Crimes As the frauds and related crimes from Covid-19 occur, international organizations worldwide are providing guidance and assistance to their members to prevent, investigate, and prosecute crimes... Bruce Zagaris 2020-05-23 Crimes
World Bank Debars Manufacturing Company for Fraud Involving Water Project On April 29, 2020, The World Bank debarred a manufacturing company, Mega-Mebiko JV LLC, for fraud involving the Syrdarya Water Project. Mega-Mebiko JV LLC, located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is a... Esther Bouquet 36 5 2020-05-23 World Bank
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
French Arrest Suspect in Rwandan Atrocities On May 16, 2020, French law enforcement authorities arrested Félicien Kabuga, a fugitive for 26 years who was an important figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. ... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-23 Arrest
4th Circuit Court of Appeals Permits Emoluments Case against Trump to Continue On May 14, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, by a  9-6 decision, overturned the decision of a smaller panel of the court, to allow the case to continue... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-23

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