E.g., 2020-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Board of Immigration Denies Alien’s Asylum Request on Basis of Interpol Red Notice On March 6, 2020, the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed an appeal from a decision dated August 16, 2019, when an Immigration Judge denied the respondent’s applications for asylum,... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-23 Asylum
Eni S.P.A. Charged Again for Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act On April 17, 2020 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that the Italian multinational oil company Eni S.p.A. had agreed to settle charges that it had violated the Foreign Corrupt... Miranda Bannister 36 5 2020-05-23 Corruption
Registry of UBOs Follows Evolution of Corporate Entities in Panama Law 32 of 1927 on Corporations was enacted 93 years ago and has remained without changes; always requiring that all corporate charters list the name of their resident agent as a point of contact... Alvaro Aguilar Alfu 36 5 2020-05-16
EU Publishes AML/CFT Action Plan On May 7, 2020, the European Commission issued an Action Plan to provide concrete measures over the next 12 months.[1] It will strengthen its enforcement, supervision, and coordination of the... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-16 European Union
International Crackdown Leads to the Confiscation of 19,000 Artifacts and 101 Arrests On May 6, 2020, INTERPOL announced that more than 19,000 artifacts and other artworks (including a Colombian gold mask, a carved Romanian lion, and thousands of ancient coins) had been recovered... Alexandra Haris 36 5 2020-05-16 Europol
U.S. Commerce Department Announces Significant Restrictions on Exports, with an Increased Scrutiny on China, Russia, and Venezuela On April 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued new export control measures devised to enforce further restrictions on exports and technology... Cynthia Arrambide 36 5 2020-05-16 Export Enforcement
FATF Issues Report on COVID-19-related Money Laundering Terrorist Financing Risks and Policy Responses On May 4, 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a report on COVID-19-related Money Laundering (ML) Terrorist Financing (TF) Risks and Policy.[1] Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-16 Money Laundering
Germany Considers Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization and Bans its Activities On April 30, 2020, the German Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer banned all activities by the Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah (in English: Party of God, also transliterated as... Michael Platcha 36 5 2020-05-09 Germany Terrorism
Israel’s Largest Bank Agrees to $874 Million Penalty with U.S. over Tax Crimes On April 30, 2020, the U.S. government announced the guilty plea of Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd. and filing of criminal charges against Bank Hapoalim B.M. for conspiring with U.S. taxpayers and... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-09 Switzerland, United States Tax Crimes
Bank Hapoalim Settles with DOJ for Over $30 Million for FIFA Money Laundering On April 30, 2020, Bank Hapoalim B.M. (BHBM), an Israeli bank with international operations, and its willy owned subsidiary, Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd. (BHS), have agreed to forfeit $20,733,322... 2020-05-09 Money Laundering
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 36 5 2020-05-02 Fraud
9TH and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals Rules Against City of Almaty in Civil RICO Case to Recover Funds On April 22, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed the dismissal by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for failure to state a claim of an... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-02 Racketeering/RICO
Retired FBI Agent Arrested on Charges of Bribery in Exchange for Providing Sensitive Information On Friday, April 24, 2020, a former FBI agent was arrested near his home in Lafayette, California for allegedly accepting more than $200,000 in cash bribes and gifts for providing sensitive... Alexandra Haris 36 5 2020-05-02 Bribery
European Court of Justice Opines Bulgarian Non-Convicted Based Forfeiture Is Lawful On March 19, 2020, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), acting on  a request for a preliminary ruling from the Sofia City Court, Bulgaria, ruled that European Union (EU) law does not... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-25 European Union
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
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
English Appellate Court Overturns UWO on Kazak Properties On April 8, 2020, the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court overturned lower court’s orders in favor of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) and related... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-04-25 United Kingdom
Trump Administration Designates Russian White Supremacist Group as “Terrorists” On Monday, April 6, 2020, the Trump administration designated the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), an ultranationalist white supremacist group, as a terrorist organization on the Office of Foreign... Alexandra Haris 36 4 2020-04-18 Terrorism
Guatemala Suspends and then Resumes U.S. Deportations to Guatemala On April 6, 2020, Guatemala’s foreign ministry said that all flights from the United States returning deported Guatemalan migrants are suspended this week due to the coronavirus pandemic. The... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-18 Deportation
INTERPOL Warns of Cyber Attacks against Healthcare Institutions with Ransomware and Issues Global Threat Assessment On April 4, 2020, INTERPOL warned that cybercriminals are targeting critical healthcare institutions with ransomware. In response, the organization announced its Cybercrime Threat Response team is... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-18 INTERPOL