Articles

E.g., 2022-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
DOJ Brings Civil Enforcement Action to Compel Steve Wynn to Register under FARA On May 17, 2022, the United States Department of Justice filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in order to force Stephen A. Wynn, the former CEO... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-20 China, United States Federal Code, U.S. Federal Government
Operation Storm Makers Triggers 121 Arrests Against Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking The INTERPOL-coordinated Operation Storm Makers, targeting migrant smuggling and human trafficking, triggered 121 arrests and prompted 193 new investigations.  During March 21-25, 2022,... Alex Mostaghimi 38 5 2022-05-20 Malaysia, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam Human Rights, Human Trafficking, INTERPOL, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Investigation
Colombia Extradites Leader of “Clan del Golfo” to the United States On May 5, 2022, the Colombian government extradited Dairo Antonio Úsuga David, better known by his alias “Otoniel”, to the United States to face charges in the U.S. District... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-20 Colombia, United States Conspiracy, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
Allianz Global Investors US Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud as US Indicts its Officials On May 17, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Allianz Global Investors U.S. (AGI) will plead guilty to securities fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud investors, many of... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-20 United States Crimes, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Securities Trade Enforcement
ICC Sends Forensic Investigators to Ukraine as Quintet of Attorneys General Announce Support for Prosecutor General of Ukraine on War Crimes and First Trial of War Crimes Occurs During the third week of May, several developments on accountability for atrocities in the Russo-Ukraine war converged.  On May 17, 2022, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim A.... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-20 Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, International Cooperation, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, War Crimes, Warrants
U.S. Charges Third Person after Jamaica Extradites Suspect in Murder of Former Haitian President On May 6, 2022, Jamaican authorities extradited Joseph Joel John to the United States to face criminal charges in the U.S.  John, 51, made his initial court appearance before U.S. Magistrate... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-13 Haiti, Jamaica, United States Assassination, Detention, Extradition, U.S. Federal Government
Fiji Seizes $300m Yacht of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch and Italy Seizes $700M Yacht Linked to Putin Efforts to implement sanctions against Russian oligarchs is progressing, as shown by an announcement on May 6 that Italy has seized a $700 million mega yacht linked to Russian President Vladimir... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-13 Italy, Russia, United States International Cooperation, Sanctions, Seizure, U.S. Federal Government
Global Witness Report Shows Laundering of Conflict Minerals Global Witness issued a report on April 26, 2022, detailing possible violations of the International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI).   ITSCI is a due diligence scheme that covers... Jack Kennamer 38 5 2022-05-13 Congo, Rwanda Human Rights, Securities Exchange Commission
BVI Court Grants Freezing Order against ‘Persons Unknown’ in Crypto Fraud Matter On May 4, the British Virgin Islands (Commercial Division), which is part of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, issued a worldwide freezing order against persons unknown in relation to crypto... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-13 British Commonwealth, Croatia Cybercrime, Warrants
Council of Europe Adopts a Set of Resolutions and Recommendations on the Russian Aggression Against Ukraine The Council of Europe (COE) continues its involvement in the Russian aggression against Ukraine.[1]  Recently, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted two sets... Michael Plachta 38 5 2022-05-13 Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), United Nations, War Crimes
Haitian Gang Leader Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping Against Missionaries. On May 10, 2022, Joly Germine, aka Yonyon, leader of the Haitian 400 Mawozo gang, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to commit kidnapping.  The... 2022-05-13 Haiti, United States Gang Activity, Indictment, Kidnaping, United Nations
U.S. Arrests BVI Premier, Port Director, and Son on Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Charges On April 29, 2022, U.S. law enforcement authorities arrested British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier Andrew Alturo Fashie, Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Oleavine Pickering Maynard (O.... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-06 British Commonwealth, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Money Laundering
Ukraine Brings Criminal Charges against 10 Russian Soldiers and Eurojust and ICC Announce Joint Investigation On April 28, 2022, Ukrainian authorities brought criminal charges against ten Russian soldiers, who Ukraine accuses of taking civilians hostage and mistreating them in Bucha.  This is the... Bruce Zagaris 5 2022-05-06 Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, Torture, War Crimes
Arkansas Court Sentenced Man Trafficking Firearm Parts to Mexican Cartels to 12 Years in Prison On April 20, 2022, United States District Judge Brian S. Miller sentenced Andrew Scott Pierson, 49, of Jay, Oklahoma, to 12 years in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to traffic firearms... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-04-29 Mexico, United States Sentencing, Smuggle
The Organization of American States Suspends Russia as Permanent Observer On April 21, 2022, the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted a resolution to suspend Russia as a permanent observer until it withdraws its military forces from Ukraine.  Twenty-five... Alex Mostaghimi 38 5 2022-04-29 Argentina, Russia Crimes against Humanity, International Organizations, Security Council, United Nations, War Crimes
Honduran Former President Faces Trial in New York Federal Court On April 22, 2022, former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) made his appearance at his first virtual court hearing in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New... Alex Mostaghimi and Dennis Boyle 38 5 2022-04-29 Honduras, United States Corruption, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, International Organizations
France Issues Arrest Warrant for Ghosn and Four Others On April 21, 2022, French authorities issued an international arrest warrant for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn and four other persons.  The warrant concerns suspect payments of some 15... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-04-28 France, Lebanon Corruption, International Cooperation, Warrants
Ecuador Starts Extradition Process for Former President Correa Living in Belgium On April 22, 2022, the Ecuadorian court president Ivan Saquicela signed an order requesting the extradition of former President Rafael Correa from Belgium to serve an eight-year prison term for... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-04-28 Belgium, Ecuador Extradition
U.S. Court Dismisses Efforts to Halt U.S. Government’s Efforts to Extradite Ukrainian from Holland On April 12, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper granted the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss the suit of a Ukrainian citizen Oleksandr Morgunov, seeking to stop the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-22 Netherlands, Ukraine, United States Extradition
Mexican Drug Cartels Team with Chinese Trafficking Networks to Traffic in Endangered Species Increasingly Mexican drug cartels are participating in the harvest, transport, and sale of marine wildlife species, including endangered species.  They often collaborate with Chinese wildlife... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-22 China, Mexico Endangered Species, Environment

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