Articles

E.g., 2018-10
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
UN Secretary-General Releases Report on the Threat Posed by ISIL On January 31, 2018, the Secretary-General of the United Nations submitted to the Security Council his report on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security. This is... Michael Plachta 34 3 2018-03-09 Counter-terrorism
U.S. Treasury Issues New N. Korean Sanctions Targeting Shipping and Trading Companies On February 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the largest North Korea-related sanctions tranche, directed at disrupting North Korean... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-02 North Korea Economic Sanctions
FinTRAC Issues Operational Alert on Laundering Proceeds of Fentanyl as Media Exposes Real Estate Lending from Fentanyl Sales  On January 31, 2018, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FinTRAC) issued alerts concerning the laundering of the proceeds of fentanyl trafficking. Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-02 Canada Money Laundering
OECD Issues Consultation Document on Preventing Abuse of Residence by Investment Schemes to Circumvent the CRS On February 19, 2018, the OECD issued a consultation document on preventing the abuse of residence by investment schemes to circumvent the CRS.  The OECD is looking into the use of “residence by... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-02 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Nationals with Crimes Related to 2016 Election-Meddling On Friday, February 16, 2018, The DOJ Special Counsel’s Office released a 37-page indictment charging the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization, as well as thirteen Russian nationals... Bruce Zagaris and Zarine Kharazian 34 2 2018-02-23 Russia, United States Conspiracy, Cybercrime, Intelligence
European Parliament Forms Paradise Papers Committee to Respond to Financial Crime, Citizenship and Residence Tax, VAT Fraud, and Digital Tax Crimes On February 8, 2018, the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament agreed to establish a Special Committee on financial crime, tax fraud and tax avoidance.  The Committee constitutes... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-23 European Union, Europe Fraud, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
Despite Trial Complications, Trump Issues Order to Keep Guantanamo Bay Open Indefinitely  On January 30, shortly before delivering his first State of the Union address, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back efforts by his predecessor, Barack Obama, to close... Madeline Henshaw-Greene 34 2 2018-02-23 United States Detention, Law of War, Terrorism, Torture
Rabobank Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit An Offense Against The U.S. and Conspiracy To Defraud The U.S., Agrees To Forfeit $368 Million On February 7, 2018, Rabobank N.A. (Rabobank), a California-based subsidiary of Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A.,  a Dutch multinational banking company, entered a guilty plea to a felony count of... Dennis E. Boyle 34 2 2018-02-23 United States Bank Secrecy
UN Special Rapporteur’s Report on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism On February 9, 2018, the United Nations Secretary-General transmitted to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental... Michael Plachta 34 2 2018-02-23 Human Rights
U.S. Justice Department Charges 5 Venezuelan PDVSA Officials in Corruption-Based Money Laundering Scheme  On February 12, 2018, the Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and other law enforcement officials announced the unsealing of an indictment... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 Venezuela Money Laundering
Custody Battle between Brazilian and U.S. Parents Escalates with U.S. Arrest of Brazilian Grandparents     On February 7, 2018, the battle between Chris Brann, a Houston physician and his wife, Marcelle Guimaraes, over the custody of their 8-year-old son Nicolas Brann escalated when federal... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 Brazil, United States Arrest
British Court Denies Assange’s Effort to Quash Arrest Warrant On February 6, 2018, Senior District Judge (the Chief Magistrate) Emma Arbuthnot denied Julian Assange’s application to withdraw an arrest warrant issued at this court when Assange did not surrender... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 United Kingdom Arrest
Justice Department and CFTC Team Up to Crackdown on Individuals, European Banks for Commodities Market Spoofing On Monday, January 29, 2018, the Justice Department announced charges against eight individuals accused of manipulating U.S. commodities markets for financial gain. Seven of the eight... Zarine Kharazian 34 2 2018-02-16 United States Charged with Crimes, Cybercrime, Economic Crimes, Financial Supervision, Fraud, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law
U.S. Court Protects Jurors in El Chapo Trial On February 5, 2018, Judge Brian M. Cogan of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York issued an order that the case will be heard by an anonymous and partly sequestered jury. Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-09 Organized Crime
UK Appellate Court Overturns Decision to Extradite to U.S. Alleged Cyber Criminal On February 5, 2018, the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division issued a judgment and opinion overturning the lower court’s decision to extradite to the U.S. Lauri Love, a dual national of the... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-09 United Kingdom Cybercrime, Extradition
Tennessee Indictment Charges 2 Italians and 5 Americans in Opioid Pill Mill Scheme On January 4, 2018, a federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tennessee, returned a 14-count superseding indictment unsealed on January 19, 2018, charging seven individuals for their roles in a Racketeer... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-09 Drugs & Trafficking, Racketeering/RICO
Irish Supreme Court Refuses Extradition Citing Brexit as a Bar On February 1, 2018, the Ireland’s Supreme Court  delivered its decision in the case Minister for Justice and Equality v. O’Connor. The Court refused to extradite an Irish businessman... Michael Plachta 34 2 2018-02-09 Ireland, United Kingdom Extradition
U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Beneficial Ownership: Fighting Illicit International Financial Networks Through Transparency On February 6, 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Beneficial Ownership: Fighting Illicit International Financial Networks Through Transparency.” The hearing was the latest in a... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-09 Financial Crimes, Money Laundering
Court Sentences S. Korean National & US Resident to 6 Months in Jail for FBAR Violations on Swiss Account On June 25, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Brinkema in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Hyong Kwon Kim, a citizen of South Korea and, since 1998, a... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-02 United States Financial Enforcement
International Commission of Jurists Published Its Report on Security Transfers, Including Extraordinary Renditions In September 2017, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) published its report on the law and practice of states pertaining to national security-based transfers of a variety of persons across... Michael Plachta 34 2 2018-02-02 National Security

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