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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S.-North Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act Sets the Stage for New U.S. Policy In December 2020, the U.S. Congress enacted the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act (USNTEEA)[1] as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2021. [1] ... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-23 Immigration
Nigeria’s Struggle to Recover Stolen Assets from the U.K. Ex-Nigerian governor James Ibori and his associates allegedly laundered 160 million in Euros in the years he was in office. They used the stolen money to purchase luxurious cars, a jet plane,... Marwah Adhoob 37 3 2021-03-23 Law Enforcement, Money Laundering
FATF Starts New Project to Study and Mitigate the Unintended Consequences from Incorrect Implementation of Standards and Announces More Jurisdictions on its Black and Grey Lists   On March 17, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force announced the start of a new project “to study and mitigate the unintended consequences resulting from the incorrect... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-20 FATF, Financial Crimes
Daughter of Head of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación Pleads Guilty to Violating the Kingpin Act On March 12, 2021, Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez, 34, a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, residing in Guadalajara, Mexico, pleaded guilty to willfully engaging in financial transactions with Mexican... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-18 Crimes, Drugs & Trafficking
58 Countries Sign Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention of Foreign and Dual Nationals When traveling abroad, either as a foreign national or a dual citizen, the last thing anyone expects is to be wrongfully detained on arbitrary charges and then used as a political bargaining chip.... By Kayla DeAlto* and Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-17 Human Rights, Legislation
FinCen Notice Informs Financial Institutions of Money Laundering from Illicit Art and Antiquities Trade  On March 9, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network or FinCEN issued a notice to financial institutions informing them of (i) the new measures to the Anti-Money Laundering... Bruce Zagaris and Marwah Adhoob 37 3 2021-03-16 Crimes, Cultural Property, Financial Crimes
Swiss Private Bank Rahn+Bodmer Makes Deferred Prosecution Agreement for $22 Million to Settle Tax Crimes On March 11, 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the settlement of criminal charges with Rahn+Bodmer Co. (R+B), the oldest private... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-16 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
The Czech Government Extradites Two Ukrainian Nationals to the U.S. on Money Laundering Charges On March 5, 2021, the Czech Republic extradited two members of an international organized network that furnish cash-out and money laundering services to persons committing cybercrimes.[1... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-13 Cybercrime, Extradition
Suriname’s Corruption and Money Laundering Challenges In early March 2021, the findings of Suriname’s National Risk Assessment (NRA) on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism and corruption, as recommended by the... Scott B. MacDonald 37 3 2021-03-12 Money Laundering
ICC Opens Investigation in the Palestine/Israel Situation On March 3, 2021, Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) Prosecutor announced that her Office (OTP) will open an investigation respecting the Situation in Palestine.... Michael Plachta 37 3 2021-03-11 International Criminal Court, Trial
U.S. Extradites Father and Son for Helping Carlos Ghosn Escape from Japan On March 1, 2021, the United States Government extradited Michael Taylor and his son Peter to Japan to answer charges for helping former Nissan head Carlos Ghosn flee Japan for Lebanon.[1... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-11 Crimes, Extradition
Strasburg Court Rules on the Germany Responsibility for an Air Strike in Afghanistan On February 16, 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court or ECHR), Grand Chamber, delivered its judgment in the case Hanan v. Germany. The ruling concerns the procedural aspects of the... Michael Plachta 37 3 2021-03-11 Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, European Court of Human Rights, Fair Trial
Former Managing Director of Triton Petroleum Limited Faces Extradition to Kenya for Alleged Conspiracy to Defraud Yagnesh Devani, the former managing director of Triton Petroleum Limited, is set to be extradited to Kenya after ten years of exile in the United Kingdom. Devani was arrested in London in 2009 for... Esther Bouquet 37 3 2021-03-06 Crimes, Extradition
U.K. Supreme Court Confirms Strapping a Terrorist Suspect of a Citizenship On February 26, 2021, the U.K. Supreme Court delivered a judgment in a highly publicized case of Shamima Begum, a British-born citizen who left the U.K. to join the Islamic State. As a result, she... Michael Plachta 37 3 2021-03-06 Court Conviction, Terrorism
Wife of “El Chapo” Held without Bail in the U.S. on International Drug Charges On February 22, 2021, United States law enforcement authorities arrested Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, the head of the Sinaloa Cartel. She was... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-02 Arrest, Charged with Crimes
OECD Calls for Action to Disrupt, Prevent and Prosecute Criminal Conduct by Professional Enablers On February 25, 2021, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a report, urging governments to target the professional enablers who actively pursue opportunities for... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-02 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
First application of sanctions under the European Union’s ‘Magnitsky Act’ on Russia On February 22, 2021, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union, the organ bringing together the Member States’ Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Development, debated, among... Konstantinos D. Magliveras 37 3 2021-03-02 Human Rights
U.S. Charges Three N. Korean Military Hackers in Cyberattacks and Financial Crimes Worldwide On February 17, 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment and returned by a grand jury in the Central District of California, charging the same DPRK programmer, as... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-02-25 Cybercrime
U.S. Charges Three N. Korean Military Hackers in Cyberattacks and Financial Crimes Worldwide On February 17, 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment and returned by a grand jury in the Central District of California, charging the same DPRK programmer, as... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-02-25 Cybercrime
European Parliament Calls for Improvement of Implementation and Application of the European Arrest Warrant On January 20, 2021, the European Parliament (EP) adopted its resolution with recommendations to the European Commission on the implementation of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and the surrender... Michael Plachta 37 2 2021-02-19