Articles

E.g., 2022-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
More than Twenty years later, Colombia found responsible for Journalist’s Abduction, Judgment in the Jineth Bedoya Lima case Jineth Bedoya Lima is an internationally known Colombian journalist whose notoriety has come at enormous personal cost. In 2011, the Bedoya Lima y Otra v. Colombia was brought on her... Linda Friedman Ramirez 37 12 2021-11-23 Crimes, Human Rights
FinCEN Alerts Financial Institutions to Report Environmental Crimes and Associated Illicit Financial Activity                 On November 18, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice calling attention to the increasing trend in... Bruce Zagaris 37 12 2021-11-23 Financial Enforcement
Brazil Extradites Mexican Cartel Leader to U.S. on Cocaine Trafficking Charges and Mexico Arrests His Sister On November 12, 2021, the United States Department of Justice announced the extradition on November 10, 2021, of a Mexican national to face international drug trafficking charges.  Jose Gonz... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-16 Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
German Court Convicts Woman of Crimes against Humanity in Death of Yazidi Girl On October 25, 2021, a German Court sentenced a German woman turned Islamic State (ISIS) supporter to 10 years of imprisonment for her involvement in the death of a Yazidi girl. This is the first... Marwah Adhoob 37 11 2021-11-16 Court Conviction, Crimes against Humanity
Financial Situation Deteriorates, CEO Quits after U.S. Commerce Department Blacklists Israeli Spyware Firm NSO Group Israeli technology firm, NSO Group, faces an uncertain future after the U.S. Department of Commerce blacklisted the firm on November 3, 2021, causing CEO-designate Isaac Benbenisti to quit and... Kenneth Boggess 37 11 2021-11-15 Crimes, Sanctions
Mashreqbank Settles with OFAC, Federal Reserve, and New York Department of Financial Services On November 9, 2021, Mashreqbank entered into joint settlements with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB), and the New York State Department of Financial... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-15 Banking Supervision, Settlement
Guilty Plea in Arkansas the First Successful Prosecution of Exportation and Manufacturing of Mexican Cartel Firearms On November 9, 2021, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced that Andrew Scott Pierson, 47, of Jay, Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy,... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-13 Arms Trafficking
U.S., 16 Countries and 3 International Organizations Make Arrests and Seizures of Alleged Ransomware Extortionists On November 8, 2021, the Justice Department announced law enforcement actions against two foreign nationals charged with using Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware to attack businesses and government... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-11 Cybercrime
International Enforcement Operation Leads to U.S. Arrest of 2 DRC Nationals for Trafficking Ivory and Rhino Horn On November 8, 2021, United States law enforcement officials announced the arrest on November 3 of Herdade Lokua, 23, and Jospin Mujangi, of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-11 Cultural Property, Environment
Belgian Government Is Latest Government to Bring Cum-Ex Dividend Tax Case in the U.S. On July 27, 2021, the Federal Public Service Finance of Belgium (FPSF Belgium) brought seven lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against pension plans... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-09 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
ICC Prosecutor Opens an Investigation into the Situation in Venezuela On November 5, 2021, the International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Karim A.A. Khan Q.C., announced his office has decided to start an investigation into the situation in Venezuela.  His... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-08 Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court
International Dark Web Bust Operation DarkHunTOR Sees 150 Arrests in Follow-up to DarkMarket Seizure On October 26, 2021, agencies in the U.S. and European Union (EU) announced the seizure of cash, virtual currencies, and goods, in addition to the arrests of 150 alleged suspects, in a follow-up... Kenneth Boggess 37 11 2021-11-06 Cybercrime, Data Privacy
Spain’s Supreme Court Agrees to Extradite Former Venezuelan Intelligence Chief to the U.S., Only to Suspend It On October 20, 2021, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled that Hugo Carvajal Barrios, the former head of intelligence in Venezuela, should be extradited to the United States.[1]  However, on... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-06 Extradition
European Parliament Proposes New Enforcement Actions in the Wake of Pandora Papers On October 21, 2021, the members of the European Parliament approved a resolution on the Pandora Papers: implications for the efforts to combat money laundering, tax evasion and tax avoidance,... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-11-02 Corruption, Money Laundering, Tax Enforcement
FATF Plenary Acts on Virtual Assets, Beneficial Ownership, Environmental Crime, Mitigating the Unintended Consequences of the FATF Standards, and Digital Transformation of AML/CFT for Operational Agencies On October 21, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a statement on the results of the fifth Plenary of the FATF under the German Presidency. Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-10-29 FATF, Money Laundering
Met Officials and U.S. Investigators Discuss Possibility of Cambodian Artifacts Stolen from Ancient Sites In October 2021, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York announced its collaboration with U.S. investigators from the U.S. Attorney’s office to determine if the artifacts in the... Marwah Adhoob 37 11 2021-10-28 Art and Cultural Property, United Nations
Mexico Brings Suit in U.S. Court in Florida to Recover Assets from Former Security Chief Linked to Sinaloa Cartel On September 21, 2021, the Mexican government on behalf of its Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) filed a 141-page complaint in the Florida state court against former security chief Genero Garcia... Bruce Zagaris 37 11 2021-10-26 Corruption, Money Laundering
The Second Circuit (partially) clarifies the procedures applicable to prosecution of foreign sovereign owned enterprises. On October 22, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion in United States v. Halkbank, 20 Cr. 3499, directing that a criminal prosecution against sovereign-... Frederick T. Davis* 37 11 2021-10-26 Court Conviction
Cape Verde’s Extradition of Venezuelan President’s Ally Prompts Retaliation On October 16, 2021, Cape Verde extradited Alex Nain Saab Moran (Saab) to the United States to answer an indictment charging him with laundering the proceeds of violations of the Foreign Corrupt... Bruce Zagaris 37 10 2021-10-21 Crimes, Extradition
EU Justice & Home Affairs Council Acts on Digital Dimension of Child Sexual Abuse, the External Dimension of Migration, and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office On October 7-8, 2021, the European Justice and Home Affairs Council met and agreed to take several initiatives on international enforcement matters.[1] [1][1]    EU,... Bruce Zagaris 37 10 2021-10-20 EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, Economic Integration

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