E.g., 2020-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Britain Detains Founder of Russian Bank on U.S. Expatriation Tax Charges On March 5, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a week earlier British authorities arrested Oleg Tinkov, the founder of a Russian bank, charging him with filing false... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-12
Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone Grants Early Release to Inmate On January 10, 2020, the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leona (RSCSL) granted the application of inmate Augustine Gbao for conditional early release from his confinement in Rwanda.[1] In... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-05
Spain Approves U.S. Extradition Request for the Disappeared Venezuelan Ex-General for Narcotics Charges On March 3, 2020, the Spanish government approved an extradition request from the United States for General Hugo Carvajal, Venezuela’s former intelligence chief.  However, he has now... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-04
EU Court of Justice Clarifies the Concept of “Double (Dual) Criminality” in the European Arrest Warrant’s Procedure On March 3, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Grand Chamber, (the Court) delivered a judgment giving its interpretation of one of the key concepts underlying the European Arrest... Michael Plachta 36 3 2020-03-04
UN Human Rights Report Alleges Deliberate Starvation as a War Crime in South Sudan On February 20, 2020, the UN Council on Human Rights (UNCHR) released a report by the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan finding that millions of South Sudanese civilians “have been... Michael Plachta 36 3 2020-03-03
Mexico Extradites El Menchito and Many Alleged Top Narcotics Traffickers to the U.S. On February 20, 2020, Mexico extradited another alleged top figure in the Jalisco New Generation cartel to the United States, one of approximately 40 alleged organized-crime figures it has... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-02
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 Secrecy Act... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-01
EU Revises its List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes On February 18, 2020, the European Council adopted revised conclusions on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.  Besides the eight jurisdictions on the list, the EU... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-02-29
Panama Papers Investigation Yields Guilty Plea from Prior U.S. Taxpayer On February 18, 2020, a former U.S. resident and taxpayer who was charged along with three other individuals in connection with a decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack Fonseca &... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-02-29
Audit Exposes Financial Irregularities in African Soccer and FIFA’s Continued Issue with Corruption In early February 2019, a report was released showing that the governing body for soccer in Africa, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), uncovered millions of dollars of financial... Alexandra Haris 36 3 2020-02-29
UK Appellate Court Upholds UWO against Azerbaijani Banker’s Wife On February 5, 2020, the England and Wales Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the wife of a jailed Azerbaijani banker to discharge the unexplained wealth order (UWO) against her property in... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-18
U.S. Treasury Issues National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and other Illicit Financing On February 6, 2020, the United States Department of Treasury issued the 2020 National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing (2020 Strategy), which provides a roadmap to... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-18
U.S. State Department Denies UK’s Request to Extradite Anne Sacoolas On January 23, 2020, the United States State Department rejected a request from the British Home Office to extradite Anne Sacoolas, who fled the United Kingdom under the protection of diplomatic... Miranda Bannister 36 2 2020-02-18
New York Times Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Spyware Linked to Saudi Arabia On January 28, 2020, a report[1] was released alleging that a New York Times journalist, Ben Hubbard, was sent spyware in 2018 that was embedded in a text message on his cellphone.  This... Alexandra Haris 36 2 2020-02-17
U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit Rules Congress Lacks Standing on Emoluments Case On February 7, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a per curiam ruling decided the 215 Members of Congress did not have standing to sue... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-13
U.S. Indicts Four Members of China Military for Hacking into Equifax On February 10, 2020, United States Attorney General William P. Barr announced the indictment[1] of four Chinese military hackers for breaking into the computer systems of the credit-reporting... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-13
Brazil Extradites Terrorist Wanted in 1977 Atocha Massacre to Spain On February 6, 2020, Brazil extradited Carlos García Juliá, wanted for participating in the 1977 Atocha massacre in Madrid, to Spain.  On his arrival, he was sent to the Soto del... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-10
International Court of Justice Indicates Provisional Measures in the Rohingya Genocide Case On November 11, 2019, Gambia instituted proceedings against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) claiming the maltreatment of the Rohingya community constituted genocidal acts in... Gino Naldi and Konstantinos Magliveras 36 2 2020-02-07 International Law
U.S., Jersey, and Nigeria Make Agreement to Repatriate Over $300 Million of Stolen Abacha Funds On February 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) signed a trilateral agreement with the governments of Nigeria and Jersey to repatriate approximately $308 million of embezzled and/or... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-06 Embezzlement
ICC Prosecutor Requests the Court to Rule on Jurisdiction in the Palestine Situation On January 22, 2020, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) re-submitted its request pursuant to Article 19(3) of the Rome Statute for a ruling on the Court’s territorial... Michael Plachta 36 2 2020-02-06 Palestine International Criminal Court