Articles

E.g., 2020-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Portuguese Court Seizes Dos Santos’ Shares in Telecom Firm On April 4, 2020, a Portuguese court seized the shares in telecommunications firm NOS of a holding company that Isabel dos Santos, the former first daughter and Angolan businesswoman, owned half of... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-18 Fraud
IOSCO Issues Report on Regulatory Issues on Stablecoins On March 23, 2020, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) issued a report identifying the implications of global stablecoin initiatives for securities regulators. IOSCO is... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-18 Financial Enforcement
The Hopes for GRECO’s Fifth Evaluation Round in Croatia GRECO’s Fifth Round Evaluation of Croatia, released earlier this year, evaluates the framework currently in place to prevent corruption among officials with top level executive functions and... Miranda Bannister 36 4 2020-04-10 Corruption, European Union
Guatemala Suspends 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.... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-10 Guatemala Deportation
U.S. Law Enforcement Seizes $30 Million in Illegal Drugs at Tunnel and Enhances Counter-Narcotics Operations in the W. Hemisphere On March 31, 2020, United States law enforcement agents on the San Diego Tunnel Task Force announced the uncovering on March 19 of a sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel, which goes under the U.S.-... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-10 Drugs & Trafficking
Trump administration indicts Venezuela’s Leader, Nicolás Maduro, on Narcoterrorism charges On Thursday, March 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it indicted Nicolás Maduro and several of his colleagues on drug-trafficking and international cocaine trafficking... Alexandra Haris 36 4 2020-04-04
Swedbank Internal Investigation Shows Large Gaps in AML and Sanctions Compliance as Former CEO Loses Severance Pay On March 23, 2020, Swedbank released the investigative report conducted by law firm Clifford Chance showing anti-money laundering (“AML”) and sanctions gaps during the period 2014-2019... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-04
France Exchanges Prisoner with Iran Instead of Extraditing Him to the U.S. On March 17, 2020, the United States Secretary of State criticized France for releasing an Iranian relator wanted for prosecution by the U.S. in an apparent prisoner exchange with Iran.  ... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-04
UK Supreme Court Ruled Government Acted Unlawfully in the “Jihadi Beatles” Case On March 25, 2020 the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the “Beatles” case. The ruling immediately hit the headlines for, among other things, calling the action of the UK... Michael Platcha 36 4 2020-04-04
In Light of COVID-19, China Institutes a Ban Wild Animal Consumption that has Skeptics Criticizing Efficacy On February 24, 2020, China announced a sweeping controversial national ban on wild animal consumption. However, critics of the “Comprehensively Prohibiting the Illegal Trade of Wild Animals... Esther Bouquet 36 4 2020-03-28
U.S. Court Approves Extradition to Bosnia and Herzegovina for Rape Charges During War On March 23, 2020, U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis approved a request to extradite a man to Bosnia to face a war crime charge.[1] According to the... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-03-28
Swedbank Internal Investigation Shows Large Gaps in AML and Sanctions Compliance as Former CEO Loses Severance Pay On March 23, 2020, Swedbank released the investigative report conducted by law firm Clifford Chance showing anti-money laundering (“AML”) and sanctions gaps during the period 2014-2019... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-03-28
Five Countries Agree on Steps to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse On March 5, 2020, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced the publication of Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-03-28
Judges Orders Extradition of Ex-Nazi Camp Guard from Tennessee to Germany On Wednesday, March 5, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a U.S. immigration judge in Memphis ordered a Tennessee man’s extradition to Germany. The man, Friedrich Karl Berger, 94... Alexandra Haris 36 4 2020-03-28
U.S. Charges 2 Chinese Nationals with Laundering Cryptocurrency from N. Korean Exchange Hack On March 2, 2020, the United Department of Justice unsealed a two-count indictment in the District of Columbia, charging two Chinese nationals with laundering more than $100 million worth of... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
M.Y. Safra Bank Settles with OCC on AML Cryptocurrency Violations On January 30, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB, New York, entered into a consent order concerning alleged violations  of the Bank... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
Global Fragility Act Aims to Stabilize Conflict Zones and Prevent Wars On December 19, 2019, the United States Congress adopted the historic bipartisan Global Fragility Act (GFA), as part of the 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act.  The GFA... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
English High Court Decides to Override Legal Professional Privilege On March 3, 2020, the English High Court issued its decision on when the fraud or other iniquity exception overrides the legal professional privilege. The case concerns advice given by the... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
FinCEN Imposes Penalty against Compliance Officer for U.S. Bank On February 26, 2020, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) imposed a fine of $450,000 against former compliance officer Michael LaFontaine, after he agreed that... 36 3 2020-03-12
ICC Appeals Chamber Authorizes the Prosecutor’s Request to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan On March 5, 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) decided unanimously to authorize the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes under... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-12

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