The International Enforcement Law Reporter

The International Enforcement Law Reporter is a monthly print and online journal covering news and trends in international enforcement law.

Since September 1985, the International Enforcement Law Reporter has analyzed the premier developments in both the substantive and procedural aspects of international enforcement law. Read by practitioners, academics, and politicians, the IELR is a valuable guide to the difficult and dynamic field of international law.

U.S. Indicts Jho Low and Banker; Additional Banker Pleads in the 1MDB Case

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On November 1, 2018, the United States Justice Department unsealed a three-count indictment in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, charging Low Taek Jho, 36, also known as “Jho Low,” and Ng Chong Haw, 51, also known as “Roger Ng,” with conspiring to launder billions of dollars embezzled from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s investment development fund, and conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying bribes to Malaysian and Abu Dhabi officials.  The indictment also charged Ng with conspiring to violate the FCPA by circumventing the internal accounting controls of Goldman Sachs, which underwrote more than $6 billion in bonds issued by 1MDB in three separate bond offerings in 2012 and 2013, while NG was employed at Goldman Sachs as managing directed.  Malaysian authorities arrested Ng pursuant to a provisional arrest warrant issued at the request of the U.S.  Low remains at large.

UK Supreme Court Allows Extradition to Poland despite Concerns over the Independence of the Judiciary

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 31, 2018, the judges of the Administrative Court of the Royal Court Department of the High Court, considered the applications of Pawel Lis, Dariusz Lange and Piotr Chmielewski, noting “general concern about changes that the independence of the judiciary in Poland influence”, but acknowledging that “given the current state of affairs, there is no reason to refuse extradition to Poland.”

Trump Loses 3rd Time in a Row in Emoluments Case as Court Denies Request for Stay

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On November 2, 2018, U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte in Greenbelt, Maryland denied the Justice Department’s request that he stay the case to permit an appellate court to intervene with respect to a lawsuit alleging he is violating the U.S. Constitution by doing business with foreign governments.

Saudi Foreign Minister Denies Turkey’s Extradition Request in Khashoggi Case

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 
On October 27, 2018, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir denied a request by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extradite the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.  Instead, al-Jubeir said the Saudis would prosecute suspects in Saudi Arabia.

European Parliament Approves New Regulation on the Use of the Schengen Information System for Police and Judicial Cooperation

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 
On October 24, 2018, the European Parliament approved a proposed regulation on the establishment, operation, and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in police and judicial criminal cooperation. This article summarizes the regulation.  

U.S. High-Level Justice Office Explains Implementation of Coordinated Corporate Resolutions

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 
On October 18, 2018, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s (DOJ) Criminal Division in a speech at the Latin Lawyer/Global Investigations Review and Anti-Corruption and Investigations conference in São Paulo, Brazil, discussed the implementation of the DOJ’s coordinated resolutions policies announced on May 9, 2018.

Russian Indicted for Cybercrime and Interfering with 2016 and 2018 Elections

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 19, 2018, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced that a criminal complaint was unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election.

OECD and World Bank Publish Guide to More Effective Cooperation in Tax and Corruption Enforcement

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 23, 2018, the organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank published a report, entitled Improving Co-operation between Tax Authorities and Anti-Corruption Authorities in Combating Tax Crime and Corruption  (hereafter “Improving Cooperation”) on a whole-of-government approach to combating financial crimes, in particular tax and corruption crimes.

 

OECD Clamps Down on CRS Avoidance through Residence and Citizenship by Investment Schemes

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 16, 2018, the OECD announced the issue of guidance on residence and citizenship by investment (CBI/RBI) schemes, often referred to as golden passports or visas, as potential mechanisms for misuse in order to hide assets held abroad and circumvent reporting under the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

Peruvian Supreme Court Revokes Fujimori’s Pardon and Sends Him to Prison

Friday, October 26, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 3, 2018, the Supreme Court of Peru overturned the pardon granted to former President Alberto Fujimori and ordered him to complete his sentence for crimes against humanity committed by his administration in the 1990s.[1] The Supreme Court Judge Hugo Nunez ordered his immediate capture and return to prison.

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