E.g., 2023-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
French Arrest Warrant Issued for Assad and Others for Chemical Attacks against Civilians  On November 15, 2023, French judicial authorities granted international arrest warrants for Syrian President Bashar Assad, his brother, and two army generals for alleged conspiracy in war... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-12-01 France, Syria Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes
ICE Issues Updated Guidance on Use of INTERPOL Red Notices On September 29, 2023, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced new agency-wide guidance on the use of INTERPOL Red Notices and Wanted Person Diffusions (WPD). While questions... Meg Hobbins and Ted R. Bromund 39 12 2023-11-17 United States INTERPOL, Immigration
12TH Basel AML Index Shows Money Laundering Trends and Concerns  Global money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks just keep on rising, according to the 2023 Public Edition of the Basel AML Index, released on  November 13, 2023. And that... Basel Institute 39 12 2023-11-17 FATF, Money Laundering, Terrorism
Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Resigns over Information About Accused Narcotics Trafficker and Fugitive On November 1, 2023, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo resigned after the publication of audio messages in which he seemed to ask a former official to not furnish evidence in an... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-17 Paraguay, Uruguay Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
French Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Ukraine’s Extradition Request of Ukrainian Billionaire  A French appellate court affirmed the denial of an extradition request from the Ukrainian government, ruling that Ukrainian billionaire Kostyantyn Zhevago should not be extradited. In 2019,... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-17 France, Ukraine Extradition
48 Countries Agree to Implement a Global Tax Transparency Framework for Reporting and Exchange of Information for Crypto Assets On October 11, 2023, the OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann welcomed the announcement that 48 countries and jurisdictions have agreed to implement the OECD’s global tax transparency... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-17 Cybercrime, Tax Enforcement
South and Southeast Asian Nations Struggle to Enforce International Anti-Wildlife Smuggling Treaty Reporting and Exchange of Information for Crypto Assets Recent reports indicate that wildlife smugglers are taking advantage of ineffective enforcement of wildlife protection treaties to smuggle protected species through South and Southeast Asian... Jack Crovitz 39 12 2023-11-17 India, Thailand Customs Enforcement
FATF Consultation Presages Enhanced Transparency with Respect to Trusts On October 31, 2023, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a draft Risk-Based Guidance on Beneficial Ownership and Transparency of Legal Arrangements with respect to FATF Recommendation... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-17 FATF, Money Laundering
Two batches of Ukrainian artifacts recovered after attempted trafficking to Spain and the U.S. On October 23, 2023, the National Police of Spain and the Security Service of Ukraine announced that officers had seized gold artifacts belonging to Ukraine, worth more than €60 million ($64... Jack Crovitz 39 12 2023-11-10 Spain, Ukraine Art and Cultural Property
Parents of Parkland Mass Shooting Victim File Lawsuit against U.S. in Inter-American Human Rights Commission On November 9, 2023, Manny and Patricia Oliver, parents of the then 16-year-old son, Joaquin, who was killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-10 United States Human Rights
UK Supreme Court Holds Danish Tax Authority Can Proceed with Claims to Recover Fraud in the UK On November 8, 2023, the U.K. Supreme Court held that the Danish tax authority can proceed with claims in U.K. courts to recover approximately $1.9 billion in dividend tax refunds that were... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-10 Denmark, United Kingdom, United States Tax Enforcement
FATF Plenary Acts on Asset Recovery, Beneficial Ownership of Legal Arrangements, Abuse of NPOs for Terrorist Financing, Crowdfunding for Terrorism Financing, Cyber-Enabled Fraud, and CBI and RBI On October 27, 2023, the fourth Plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) under the Presidency of T. Raja Kumar of Singapore concluded and acted on a number of items, which this article... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-10 FATF
Georgia Extradites Serbian Leader of $70M Cryptocurrency and Binary Options Fraud to the U.S. On November 3, 2023, the United States Department of Justice announced that Georgian authorities extradited Kristijan Krstic, 48, a Serbian national to the U.S., where he is charged with two... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-10 Georgia, Serbia, United States Cybercrime, Extradition
UN and EU React to the Terrorist Attack on Israel and the Israeli Military Actions On October 27, 2023, by a recorded vote of 121 in favor to 14 against, with 44 abstentions, the UN General Assembly (GA or Assembly) adopted the resolution titled “Protection of civilians and... Michael Plachta 39 12 2023-11-03 Israel, Palestine United Nations, War Crimes
D.C. Grand Jury Indicts Haitian Gang Leader with Hostage Taking and Death of U.S. Citizen On October 24, 2023, the Department of Justice announced the unsealing of a grand jury indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia, charging Vitel’homme Innocent... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-03 Haiti, United States Kidnaping, Murder
U.S. Brings Civil Forfeiture Complaint against $300M Superyacht of Russian Oligarch On October 23, 2023, the United Staes Department of Justice brought a civil forfeiture complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the motor yacht Amadea,... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-03 United States Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure
U.S. Treasury Imposes New Round of Sanctions on Hamas and FinCEN Issues An Alert on Hamas On October 27, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Assets Control (OFAC) imposed a second round of sanctions on key Hamas-linked officials and financial networks.... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-03 Iran, Palestine, United States Economic Sanctions
U.S. Department of Justice and Fish and Wildlife Service Boost Enforcement of International Endangered Species Trafficking Laws On October 10, 2023, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York unsealed a six-count indictment charging Charles Limner, 75, with internationally smuggling more than $200,000 worth of... Jack Crovitz 39 11 2023-10-27 United States Crimes
FinCEN Renews and Expands Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders On October 20, 2023, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the renewal and expansion of its Geographic Targeting Orders that require title insurance companies to identify the... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-27 United States Counter-terrorism, Money Laundering
Council of Europe Demands Investigation into the PEGASUS Spyware Abuse At its 22nd sitting held on October 11, 2023, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution and recommendation on the use of Pegasus and similar spyware for... Michael Plachta 39 11 2023-10-20 European Union Cybercrime, Data Privacy