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E.g., 2021-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
Abu Dhabi Prosecutes Nine for Tax Evasion and Money Laundering in New Special Court On November 10, 2020, Abu Dhabi established a court specializing in money laundering and tax evasion crimes. On November 23, the new court sentenced nine people, mostly expatriates to jail and... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-19
Italy Charges 4 Egyptian National Security Officials for Murder of Italian Student On December 10, 2020, Italian prosecutors announced they have charged four officials of Egypt’s national security agency with the kidnapping and murder of Giulio Regeni, an Italian doctoral... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-19 Crimes
Supreme Court Awards Damages to Muslims FBI Put on No-Fly List to Retaliate On December 10, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the case of Tanzin vs. Tanvir that the three plaintiffs Muhammad Tanvir, Jameel Algibhah and Naveed Shinwari can seek monetary damages... Miranda Bannister and Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-19
Malaysia Extradites Chinese National for Turtle-Trafficking Money Laundering Charges On December 20, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Malaysia has extradited a Chinese national to face charges for money laundering related to turtle trafficking.[1] The... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-19 Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
Arrest Warrant Issued for Fugitive Preacher Shepherd Bushiri Multimillionaire pastor Shepherd Bushiri, who has a warrant out for his arrest, disappeared from South Africa and reappeared in his home country Malawi in mid-November, sparking an international... Julia V. Brock 36 12 2020-12-19 Extradition
ICC Prosecutor Refuses to Open Investigation in the Iraq/UK Situation On December 9, 2020, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) announced the conclusion of the preliminary examination into the situation in Iraq/United Kingdom (UK).... Michael Plachta 36 12 2020-12-19 Crimes against Humanity
Corporate Transparency Act Awaits President’s Signature to Become Law On December 11, 2020, the United States Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains the Corporate Transparency Act. The Senate acted by a wide 84-13 margin, well... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-19
U.S. Court Denies Petition to Quash IRS Summons Issued Pursuant to India-US Tax Treaty On December 9, 2020, U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg denied the petition to quash the third party summons to Citibank N.A. and granted the IRS’s motion to deny and dismiss the... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-19
Switzerland Returns 26 Stolen Etruscan Artifacts to Italy On October 27, 2020, the Swiss government returned to Italy 26 Etruscan artifacts that were illegally acquired by a private Swiss collector between 1965 and 1968 and stored for 15 years in the... Miranda Bannister 36 12 2020-12-11 Cultural Property
Every Dog Will Have His Day: U.S. Charges Cameroonian in Romania with Online “Puppy Scam”                 On December 7, 2020, the United States Department of Justice unsealed in U.S. District Court in Pittsburg a criminal complaint, charging... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-11 Fraud
EU Adopts Magnitsky-Type Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime On December 7, 2020, the EU Council adopted a decision and a regulation establishing a Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (EUGHRSR).[1] For the first time, the EU is equipping itself with a... Michael Plachta 36 12 2020-12-11 Sanctions
Swiss Tax Authority Gives Notice of U.S. Requests for Bank Information on U.S. Taxpayers On December 1, 2020, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) issued notice of requests by the United States Internal Revenue Service, based on its tax treaty, for the FTA to transmit to the IRS... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-11 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
U.S. Law Enforcement Operation in North Triangle against Transnational Organized Crime Nets 700 Arrests                 On November 27, 2020, senior law enforcement officials from the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras announced the filing of... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-11 Organized Crime
Italy Extradites Sinaloa Cartel Trafficker and Former Mexican Police Officer to the U.S. On November 18, 2020, Italy extradited to the United States Ramon Santoyo-Cristobal, aka Dr. Wagner, a former officer of the Mexican Federal Police and alleged Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficker.[1... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-04 Extradition
U.S. and EU Take Annual Initiatives against Money Mules On December 2, 2020, the United States[1] and European Union law enforcement agencies acted to crack down against money mules. Money mules are individuals who help fraudsters by receiving money... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-04 Fraud
Report on Wrongdoing by Australians in Afghanistan Leads to Dismissal Proceedings against Soldiers and Criminal Investigations On November 19, 2020, Gen. Angus Campbell, chief of the Australian Defense Force (ADF), ”unreservedly apologized” to the Afghan people in a press conference regarding the release... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-12-04 War Crimes
Australia Three Persons in Foreign Bribery Investigation on Iraq Oil Projects On November 18, 2020, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) charged three persons in a bribery investigation involving oil projects in Iraq.[1] The AFP arrested Russel John Waugh, 54, at his house in... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-11-26 Bribery
Council of Europe Shifts Towards Artificial Intelligence At its meeting by videoconference on October 22, 2020, the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), adopted several resolutions and... Michael Plachta* 36 12 2020-11-26 Council of the European Union
U.S. and Brazil Sign Anti-Corruption Provisions in Trade Facilitation Protocol On October 19, 2020, after seven months of negotiations,[1] officials from the United States and Brazil announced the conclusion of a protocol on a limited trade deal that will facilitate commerce... Bruce Zagaris and Carlos Ayres* 36 12 2020-11-26 Corruption
U.S. Dismisses Charges against Mexican General and Return Him to Mexico On November 17, 2020, the Attorney General of the United States William P. Barr and Fiscalía General of Mexico Alejandro Gertz Manero issued a joint statement[1] announcing that the U.S... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-11-26 Charged with Crimes

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