Articles

E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Law Enforcement Operation to Disrupt Business Email Compromise Scheme Arrests Eight People On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice announced, as part of Operation Keyboard Warrior, the arrests of eight individuals for their roles in a widespread, Africa-based cyber conspiracy that... Bruce Zagaris 34 7 2018-06-29 Computer Crimes
Trump Reverses ZTE Penalties in Exchange for Trade Concessions On June 7, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications... 2018-06-22 Sanctions
Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite by Jake Bernstein (Henry Holt & Co., 335 pp, 2017, ISBN 9781250126689).  This book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein looks at the shadow economy developed by the small Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca (Mossfon). It draws on millions of... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-22 Economic Crimes
INTERPOL and UNODC Heads Discuss Strengthening Enforcement Cooperation  On June 6, 2018, the heads of INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) met to discuss areas of ongoing and future cooperation in combating transnational crime.  Attending... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-22
United States, Lima Group Put Diplomatic, Financial Pressure on Maduro Regime  On May 21, 2018, the United States imposed its latest sanctions on the government of Venezuela. The sanctions were imposed a day following the widely-denounced re-election of Venezuelan President... Zarine Kharazian 34 6 2018-06-22 Venezuela
FinCEN Issues Advisory on Human Rights Abuses by Corrupt Senior Political Figures On June 12, 2018, the United States Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory to the financial community on protecting human rights abuses enabled by... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-22 Human Rights
U.S. Antitrust Division Heads Discuss Efforts to Achieve Multilateral Framework on Procedures in Competition Law Investigation and Enforcement On June 1, 2018, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim described to the Council on Foreign Relations efforts of the United States, in partnership with leading antitrust agencies around the world... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-15 United States Antitrust Cooperation
Russian and Syrian Nationals Charged with Laundering Money Earned in Violation of Syrian Sanctions On June 12, 2018, an indictment charges eight businessmen, including five Russian nationals and three Syrian nationals, for conspiring to violate U.S. economic sanctions against Syria and Crimea, by... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-15 Economic Sanctions
Russia’s Existing and Anticipated Measures in Response to the U.S., E.U. And Other States’ International Economic Sanctions On June 4th, 2018 the President of the Russian Federation (“President”) signed into Federal Law No 127-FZ “On measures of reaction (counteraction) to adversarial actions of the United States of... Alexander Vaneev and Denis Durashkin 34 6 2018-06-15 Russia Economic Sanctions
Trump Reverses ZTE Penalties in Exchange for Trade Concessions On June 7, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-15 Economic Sanctions
Germany Charges Syrian Air Force Intelligence with Crimes against Humanity On June 8, 2018, Germany’s chief prosecutor issued an international arrest warrant for Jamil Hassan, who has lead Syria’s Air Force Intelligence since 2009.  The filing of charges against Hassan... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-15 Crimes against Humanity
European Committee on Crime Problems Acts on TOC, Terrorism, and International Cooperation The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its 74th plenary session on June 5-7, 2018, in Strasbourg. Michael Plachta 34 6 2018-06-15 Europe Counter-terrorism
Turkish Immunity and the Defense of American Ideals On May 11, 2018, Kasim Kurd and several others filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Republic of Turkey and five other defendants (two American citizens and... Maximilian Raileanu 34 6 2018-06-08 Immunity
European Court of Human Rights Rules Against Lithuania and Romania in CIA Rendition Cases On May 31, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg delivered its judgments in a case of Abu Zubaydah v. Lithuania (application no. 46454/11) and Al Nashiri v. Romania (... Michael Plachta 34 6 2018-06-08 European Union Torture
U.S. Charges Former Armenian Ambassador and Russian National in Rolls Royce Related Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a superseding indictment charging two employees of an international engineering consulting firm for their alleged participation in a scheme... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-08 Bribery
Fugitive Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding U.S. Government After Honduras Returns Him On June 4, 2018, Eric Christopher Conn, 58, of Pikeville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States,... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-08
U.S. and Brazil Start Permanent Forum on Security On May 22, 2018, the United States and Brazilian governments issued a joint statement following the start of the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Forum on Security.  Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-01 Brazil Organized Crime
Jailing of Peacemaker Threatens Colombia’s Demobilization of Transborder Criminal Organizations and Urban Criminal Gangs What will happen to Colombia’s efforts to disarm and reintegrate transnational criminal organizations and street gangs if the local officials in whom they place their trust and hopes are suddenly... Luz E. Nagle 34 6 2018-06-01 Colombia Organized Crime
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Funding of Daesh At its 13th sitting held on April 24, 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2211 (2018) calling for undertaking all measures available, including close... Michael Plachta 34 6 2018-06-01 Europe Counter-terrorism
MH17 Joint Investigation Team Releases Its Interim Report Pointing at Russian Federation On May 24, 2018, international investigators probing the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 made their interim findings public in the Dutch town of Bunnik. They said detailed analysis of video... Michael Plachta 34 6 2018-06-01 Russia Intelligence

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