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. Court in Amarillo Sentences Former Texas Professor and Biologist for Wildlife Trafficking

Friday, January 13, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On January 10, 2023, a federal judge in Amarillo sentenced Dr. Richard Kazmaier, 55, to six months in prison, three years of post-release supervision, and a $5,000 fine.  On August 19, 2022, Kazmaier pleaded guilty to a Lacey Act felony for importing protected wildlife into the United States without declaring it or obtaining the required permits.[1]



[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Texas Biologist Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking, Press Rel. No. 23-26, Jan. 11, 2023.

 

Dubai Court of Appeal Rules Alleged Cum-Ex Dividend Fraudster Shah Extraditable to Denmark

Friday, January 13, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On December 28, 2022, a Dubai Court of Appeal approved the extradition to Denmark of British hedge fund trader Sanjay Shah, who is accused of leading a $1.7 billion cum-ex dividend fraud tax scheme.[1]



[1]    Associated Press, Dubai approves extradition of financier accused of tax fraud, Herald Standard, Dec. 29, 2022.

 

Former KLA Commander Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison for War Crimes

Friday, January 6, 2023
Author: 
Alex Mostaghimi
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On December 16, 2022, the Trial Panel I of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) handed down its first Judgement against Salih Mustafa.  The Judgement found Mustafa guilty of several war crimes, including arbitrary detention, torture, and murder, sentencing him to 26 years in prison.  The war crimes were committed in April 1999 in the village of Zllash, Kosovo by the Kosovo Liberation Army’s (KLA) BIA Guerilla subunit under Mustafa’s command.

 

Malaysia Arrests Bangladeshi National Indicted in U.S. For Sextortion

Friday, January 6, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On October 6, 2022, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska announced the unsealing of a 13-count indictment charging Zobaidul Amin, a Bangladeshi national, for his role in operating a child exploitation enterprise, after his arrest in Kuala Lumpur by Malaysian authorities.[1]



[1]    U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska, Bangladeshi National Arrested in Malaysia for Operating an International Child Exploitation Enterprise, Oct. 6, 2022.

 

RISTAU’S INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE: A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION by David P. Stewart and David W. Bowker (Oxford U. Press and the International Law Institute, 2d ed. 2021)

Friday, January 6, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

This book gives insightful and comprehensive information on cross-border litigation by discussing issues in sequence as they are likely to be encountered in practice. The book is an updated, reimagined edition of the multi-volume set, International Justice Assistance written by its late author, Bruno Ristau, who was formerly chief of the Foreign Litigation Section in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division when the first edition was published in 1984.

 

2022 Retrospective

Friday, January 6, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

We at the IELR send you the best wishes for a new year.  2022 was momentous for the international enforcement community, and we are grateful to have had you following along with our coverage during our 38th year of discussing international enforcement developments.

Bankman-Fried Waives Extradition and 2 Colleagues Plead Guilty in Manhattan

Thursday, December 29, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On December 22, 2022, Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Samuel Bankman-Fried (SBF) had waived extradition from the Bahamas.  Simultaneously he announced the unsealing of guilty pleas of Caroline Ellison, former CEO of Alameda Research, and Gary Wang, co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of FTX. [1]



[1]    U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, United States Attorney Announces Extradition of FTX Founder Samuel Bankman-Fried to the United States and Guilty Pleas of Former CEO of Alameda Research and Former Chief Technology Officer of FTX, Press Rel. No. 22-407, Dec.22, 2022.

 

U.S. Obtains Custody of Lockerbie Suspect in Libya

Thursday, December 29, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On December 12, 2022, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has obtained custody of a suspect in the bombing on December 21, 1988, of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland after a bomb was placed in the cargo area of the plane.  Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi (Mas’ud), 71, of Tunisia and Libya, made his initial appearance in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on federal charges, unsealed on the day of his initial appearance.[1]



[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Pan Am Flight 103 Terrorist Suspect in Custody for 1988 Bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, Press Rel. 22-1340,Dec. 27, 2022.

 

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