Articles

E.g., 2020-10
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
UK Extradites Member of “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group to the U.S. On December 18, 2019, a United Kingdom national, Nathan Wyatt, 39, appeared in United States District Court in St. Louis on charges of aggravated identity theft, threatening to damage a protected... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-30 Fraud
GOLD LAUNDERING: THE DIRTY SECRETS OF THE GOLD TRADE – AND HOW TO CLEAN UP by Mark Pieth (Elster & Salis Ag, 2019, 299 pp.) The book gives a critical look at international efforts to regulate the gold supply chain, including soft law and self-regulation.  The book shows the international community has not yet... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-28 Book Review
SNC-Lavalin Pleads Guilty to Corruption-Related Fraud On December 18, 2019, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. settled criminal charges concerning the work it did in Libya with its construction division, pleading guilty to one count of fraud and ending a long-... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-27 Fraud
Strachans and Egglishaw Plead Guilty to Tax Crimes But Egglishaw Is Released Despite Australian Charges On October 5, 2020, Strachans SA in Liquidation pleaded guilty to conspiring with U.S. taxpayers and others to hide income and assets in offshore entities and bank accounts from the IRS. The court... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-10-14 Money Laundering, Tax Crimes
U.S. Sanctions Iranian Financial Sector On October 8, 2020, the U.S. Treasury announced sanctions on eighteen major Iranian banks.  The Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctioned sixteen Iranian banks for operating in Iran... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-10-14 Sanctions
OPCW Confirms Toxic Chemicals in Navalny as EU and Others Prepare Sanctions On October 6, 2020, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) issued a report of OPCW’s mission to the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the poisoning of Mr. Alexei... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-10-14 Sanctions
U.S. Prosecutors Charge Trump Campaign’s Fund-Raiser with FARA Violations Linked to 1MDB: Another Example of Strategic Corruption in the U.S. On October 6, 2020, prosecutors filed a criminal information in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Elliott Broidy for conspiring to violate the Foreign Agents Registration... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-10-14 International Cooperation
U.S. Justice Department Publishes Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework On October 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice published “Cryptocurrency: An Enforcement Framework,” produced by the Attorney General’s Cyber-Digital Task Force. The... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-10-14 Cybercrime
Pakistan Issues New Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Regulations On September 30, 2020, the Pakistan government issued a set of three anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CFT) regulations. The regulations are supplementary to its policies... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-10-09
U.S. Justice Department Unseals Indictment against McAfee as Spain Arrests Him On October 5, 2020, the United States Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging John David McAfee with tax evasion and willful failure to file tax returns.[1] The DOJ unsealed the June... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-10-09
The Antiquities Coalition’s Recommendations to Combat Financial Crimes in the U.S. Art Market On September 24, 2020, the Task Force convened by the think tank of the Antiquities Coalition published its first joint report, Reframing U.S. Policy on the Art Market: Recommendations for... Miranda Bannister 36 10 2020-10-09 Cultural Property
European Authority Calls for More Robust Tax Information Exchange to Counter Withholding Tax Fraud                 On September 23, 2020, the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) issued a report, calling for more robust exchange of information... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-09-30 Tax Enforcement
U.S. Indicts Oil Trader for Bribery and Money Laundering on Payments to Ecuadorian Officials                 On September 22, 2020, a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York indicted a trader at the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-09-30 Money Laundering
No Innocence for Inocente: Spain Sentences Former El Salvadoran Colonel to 133 Years in Prison Pursuant to Universal Jurisdiction for Atrocities during the Civil War             Spain’s National Court convicted Ex-El Salvador military leader, Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, to 133 years in prison for the murder of five... Mitchell Beebe 36 10 2020-09-30
The “China Initiative”: The U.S. Department of Justice’s Country Specific Focus on the People’s Republic of China Allegations by the American Administration of intellectual property theft emanating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are not new. In June 2018, the White House Office of Trade and... Dennis Boyle 36 10 2020-09-30 Espionage, Intellectual Property
Israel Court Rules Accused Israeli Pedophile Can Be Extradited to Australia On September 21, 2020, the Jerusalem District Court ruled Malka Leifer, a former educator who is accused of sexually abusing several former students, can be extradited to Australia on charges of... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-09-25 Abuse of Children, Extradition
The (Unfinished Story of the) Hybrid Court for South Sudan The Republic of South Sudan is the newest sovereign state in the world. It was created in record time in the summer of 2011 and it was also in record time that it was admitted to membership in the... Konstantinos D. Magliveras* 36 10 2020-09-25 Crimes against Humanity
British Share Evidence with the U.S. to Prosecute ISIS ‘Beatles’ After UK Approves On September 22, 2020, the British government shared evidence with the United States Department of Justice to prosecute the ISIS ‘Beatles’ after the Queen’s Bench Division of the... Bruce Zagaris 36 10 2020-09-25 Intelligence
Pakistan Parliament in Joint Sitting Enacts 3 FATF Related Bills                 In a joint sitting on September 16, 2020, Pakistan’s parliament approved three anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financial... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-21 Counter-terrorism
U.S. Secretary of State Makes Historic Visit to Suriname and Guyana and Promises More Law Enforcement Assistance On September 17-18, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made the first visit  of any U.S. Secretary of State to Suriname and Guyana. It coincided with promises that the U.S. would... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-21 Law Enforcement

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