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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S. Justice Department Brings Civil Forfeiture Suit Against Kleptocrats On December 30, 2020 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil forfeiture complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The DOJ is alleging that commercial... Kayla DeAlto 37 1 2021-01-23
South Korean Court Reverses 2018 Order on “Comfort Women,” Compensates 12 WWII Sex Slaves The Seoul Central District Court ordered Japan’s government to pay reparations to the families of 12 women forced to work as sex slaves, also called “comfort women,” during Japan... Julia V. Brock 37 1 2021-01-23
Trump Administration Reinstates Cuba to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism On January 11, 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced that the Trump Administration has designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism “for repeatedly providing support... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-14 Terrorism
UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Votes to Remove Cannabis from List of Schedule IV Narcotics On December 2, 2020, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted with 27 States in favor, 25 against, and one abstaining, to remove cannabis from its list of Schedule IV narcotic drugs.  ... Miranda Bannister 37 1 2021-01-14 United Nations
Deutsche Bank Settles FCPA and Commodities Fraud for Over $130 Million On January 8, 2021, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Deutsche Bank) agreed to pay more than $130 million to settle the government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-13 Fraud
FinCEN Will Require Persons to Report Virtual Currency as Part of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts and Will Require Recordkeeping for Transfers into Crypto Wallets FinCEN is moving rapidly for reporting crypto currency and assets in two regulatory projects. FinCEN will require reporting of virtual currency held in a foreign account. In addition, FinCEN will... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-13 ACLU
Canada Extradites Two Canadians to Face Fentanyl-Trafficking Charges in North Dakota On January 6, 2021, two Canadian nationals arrived in North Dakota to face charges concerning the alleged trafficking of fentanyl.[1] [1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Two... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-13 Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
European Commission Adopts a New Counter-Terrorism Agenda and a Proposal for Amending Europol Regulation On December 9, 2020, the European Commission presented a new Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU to step up the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and boost the EU's resilience to... Michael Plachta 37 1 2021-01-09 Terrorism
Congress Passes Anti-Money Laundering Act over President’s Veto On January 1, 2020, the Senate voted to override President Trump’s veto of the annual military policy bill (the National Defense Authorization Act – NDAA). Division E of the Act is the... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-09 Money Laundering
British Court Denies U.S. Extradition Request for Assange Based on Mental Health Concerns Arising Out of Potential U.S. Incarceration On January 4, 2020, Judge Vanessa Baraitser of Westminster Magistrates’ Court denied the extradition request of the United States for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 49, because of Assange... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-09 Extradition
U.S. Charges Former Senior Libyan Intelligence Officer for 1988 Pan Am Flight 204 Bombing On December 21, 2020, high-level United States officials announced new charges against a former Libyan intelligence operative, Abus Agela Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi (Masud), for his role in... Bruce zagaris 37 1 2020-12-31 Terrorism
Spain Extradites Canadian Man to the U.S. on Charges of Psychic Mail Fraud Scheme On December 21, 2020, Spain extradited to the United States a Canadian citizen accused of directing a decades-long psychic mail fraud scheme. On the following day, the defendant, Patrice Runner, 54... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2020-12-31 Fraud
Twentieth Anniversary of the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime The year 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the adoption and signing of the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC or TOC Convention), which had taken place in... Michael Plachta 37 1 2020-12-31 Organized Crime
A Holiday Retrospective from the Editor We at the IELR send you the best wishes for a warm and joyous holiday season. 2020 was momentous for the international enforcement community, and we are grateful to have had you following along... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2020-12-31
UK Extradites Member of “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group to the U.S. On December 18, 2019, a United Kingdom national, Nathan Wyatt, 39, appeared in United States District Court in St. Louis on charges of aggravated identity theft, threatening to damage a protected... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-30 Fraud
GOLD LAUNDERING: THE DIRTY SECRETS OF THE GOLD TRADE – AND HOW TO CLEAN UP by Mark Pieth (Elster & Salis Ag, 2019, 299 pp.) The book gives a critical look at international efforts to regulate the gold supply chain, including soft law and self-regulation.  The book shows the international community has not yet... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-28 Book Review
SNC-Lavalin Pleads Guilty to Corruption-Related Fraud On December 18, 2019, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. settled criminal charges concerning the work it did in Libya with its construction division, pleading guilty to one count of fraud and ending a long-... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-27 Fraud
U.S. Indicts Kenya National for Conspiring to Hijack Aircraft on Behalf of al Shabaab                 On December 16, 2020, the United States Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah with six... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2020-12-24
U.S. Charges Canadian Fashion Tycoon with Sex Trafficking and Racketeering Offenses                 On December 15, 2020, United States law enforcement in New York announced the unsealing of a nine-count indictment, charging Canadian fashion... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2020-12-24
EU Court of Justice Rejects “Automatic Refusal” of European Arrest Warrants Issued by Polish Authorities On December 17, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Grand Chamber, (CJEU or the Court) delivered a judgment in joined cases C-354/20 PPU and C-412/20 PPU Openbaar Ministerie (... Michael Plachta 37 1 2020-12-24