Articles

E.g., 2023-01
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
Russian Governor’s Son Requests Extradition to Russia Rather than U.S. On January 17, Artem Uss, son of Russian governor Alexander Uss, asked an Italian court to extradite him to Russia rather than the United States.[1]  Uss was arrested in mid-October 2022 at... Alex Mostaghimi 39 2 2023-01-27 Italy, Russia, United States Extradition, Money Laundering, Sanctions, Smuggle
Ex-Marine Duggan Fights U.S. Extradition Request in Australian Court In December 2022, the Australian attorney-general accepted an extradition request from the U.S. for the rendition of Daniel Edmund Duggan, an ex-Marine who renounced his American citizenship to... Alex Mostaghimi 39 2 2023-01-27 Australia, South Africa, United States Extradition, Money Laundering
The Halkbank Case: Are Sovereign Owned Enterprises Immune From Prosecution? On January 17, 2023, the Supreme Court heard argument in Halkbank v. United States, Dkt. No. 21-1450.  That argument confirmed two things: the issue before the Court is very consequential, and... Fred Davis 39 2 2023-01-27 Turkey, United States Immunity, Money Laundering
European Parliament Calls for the Establishment of a Tribunal on the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine On January 19, 2023, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the establishment of a tribunal on the crime of aggression against Ukraine. The resolution addresses a specific aspect of a way... Michael Plachta 39 2 2023-01-27 Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, European Union, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal
Angola Recovers $5 Billion of Stolen and Embezzled Assets On January 17, 2023, the Angolan government revealed it has already recovered $5 billion (4.6 billion euros) of assets removed illegally from the country and it is awaiting court decisions on... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-01-27 Angola, European Union Asset Seizure, Corruption, Embezzlement, United Nations
U.S. Arrests Founder and Majority Owner of Cryptocurrency Exchange for Illicit Money Transmitting On January 18, 2023, the United States Department of Justice announced the arrest of the founder and majority owner of a cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato Ltd. (Bitzlato) the prior night in Miami... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-01-27 Germany, United States Arrest, Cybercrime, Money Laundering
Eurojust Releases Report on Digital Evidence Gathering On December 22, 2022, Europol, Eurojust, and the European Judicial Network published  the 2022 edition of the SIRIUS European Union (EU) Digital Evidence Situation Report. This report gives... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-20 Eurojust, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing
Qatargate: A Shock Test to the EU’s Transparency and Accountability Framework On December 9, 2022, the Belgian police executed a 20 different raids on 19 addresses across Brussels to investigate a suspected corruption incident.  During the enforcement action, Belgian... Alex Mostaghimi 39 1 2023-01-20 Belgium, European Union, Qatar Bribery, Corruption, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Transparency
Court Rules No Diplomatic Immunity for Extradited Maduro Associate Alex Saab Moran Colombian businessman Alex Saab Moran, was arrested in Cabo Verde (formerly Cape Verde) for extradition to the United States. To some, he is a hero kidnapped by the Americans while on a... Linda Friedman Ramirez 39 1 2023-01-20 Colombia, United States, Venezuela Bribery, Corruption, Extradition
Police Arrest Head of Human Smuggling Network in Sudan On January 1, 2023, in a major international police operation led by the United Arab Emirates, based on information shared through Interpol, law enforcement authorities arrested in Sudan Kidane... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-20 Sudan, United Arab Emirates Human Trafficking, Smuggle
EU Court of Justice Allows Extradition of EU Citizens to Third Countries to Serve a Sentence On December 22, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) (Grand Chamber) delivered a judgment in the case of M.S. (Case C‑237/21).   Michael Plachta 39 1 2023-01-13 Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, Serbia European Union, Extradition
Dubai Court of Appeal Rules Alleged Cum-Ex Dividend Fraudster Shah Extraditable to Denmark 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... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-13 Netherlands, United Arab Emirates Extradition, Fraud, Tax Crimes
U.S. Court in Amarillo Sentences Former Texas Professor and Biologist for Wildlife Trafficking 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,... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-13 United States Sentencing, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
EU and US Exert Pressure on Kinahan Cartel and U.A.E. International law enforcement continues to exert pressure on the Kinahan cartel, initially an allegedly Irish based transnational organized crime organized, now based in the United Arab Emirates Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-13 Ireland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States Gangs, Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Enacts Law to Share Forfeited Oligarch Assets with Ukraine On Dec. 29, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (H.R. 2617). As part of Omnibus Spending bill, Section 1708 which allows the U.S. to transfer to Ukraine... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-13 Russia, Ukraine, United States Asset Forfeiture
Mexico – United States extradition relations since 1994 With a porous long border, Mexico and the U.S.A. have a long history on how to deal with crime that goes beyond their respective borders. To pursue fugitives charged with committing criminal acts... Roger Labardini 2023-01-13 Mexico, United States Extradition, Fugitive, Jurisdiction, Kidnaping, Rendition
Malaysia Arrests Bangladeshi National Indicted in U.S. For Sextortion 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... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-06 Belgium, Malaysia, United States Cybercrime, Extortion
Former KLA Commander Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison for War Crimes 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... Alex Mostaghimi 39 1 2023-01-06 Kosovo International Criminal Tribunal, Torture, War Crimes
2022 Retrospective 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... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-06
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) 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,... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-06 United States Book Review, International Law

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