Articles

E.g., 2017-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.K. Issues Proposed Guidance for Professional Body Supervisors on AML Supervision On July 24, 2017, the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued proposed guidance on a sourcebook for professional body supervisors on anti-money laundering (AML) supervision. The... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-11 United Kingdom Compliance, Financial Enforcement, Money Laundering
German Government Expels Vietnamese Diplomat over Alleged Kidnapping On August 2, 2017, the German government announced the expulsion of Vietnam’s press attaché over the alleged kidnapping of Trinh Xuan Thanh, who was the subject of an international arrest warrant. ... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-11 Germany, Vietnam Expulsion, Kidnaping
EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Reports on Information Exchange in Counterterrorist Operations On July 11, 2017, the European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (CTC) presented his note on strengthening military and law enforcement information exchange in counter-terrorism. The presentation... Michael Plachta 33 8 2017-08-11 European Union, Europol, Terrorism
Ecuador Requests Assistance of Peru and Panama in Bribery Investigation of EP Petroecuador A recent publication by the Investigative Consortium of Journalists detailing bribery allegations against Ecuador’s public oil company EP Petroecuador has pushed the Ecuadorean government’s... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-11 Ecuador, Peru Offshore trusts
Australia Extradites Alleged Chinese Wildlife Smuggler to the United States                On July 24, 2017, Chinese national Guan Zong Chen (“Graham Chen”) was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts after Australia extradited him on charges that he led a... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-04 Australia, China, United States Charged with Crimes, Endangered Species, Extradition
Halliburton Agrees to $29.2 Million Penalty with SEC to Settle FCPA Violations in Angola On July 27, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Halliburton Company with  violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-04 Angola, United States Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
House of Lords Reports on the Future of the European Arrest Warrant after Brexit On July 27, 2017, the European Union Committee (the Committee) of the UK House of Lords published its latest report on the future of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), titled Brexit: judicial... Michael Plachta 3 8 2017-08-04 United Kingdom International Organizations, National Security, Terrorism
UK Supreme Court Allows Extradition of a British National to Taiwan despite Human Rights Concerns On June 28, 2017, the UK Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case Lord Advocate v. Zain Taj Dean. The Court allowed extradition of a British national to Taiwan upon a request submitted by the... Michael Plachta 33 8 2017-08-04 Taiwan, United Kingdom Extradition, Human Trafficking
New U.S. Sanctions Prompt Reciprocal Iranian Sanctions Despite the passage of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) between the U.S. and Iran, the two countries have exchanged sanctions against each other over the past few months, gutting... Farhad Mirzadeh 33 8 2017-08-04 Iran, United States Sanctions
Joint US-Colombia Enforcement Effort Arrests Five Connected To Recent String of Violent Jewelry Robberies Law enforcement officials in the United States and Colombia have arrested one Honduran and four Colombian nationals for their suspected role in a string of violent robberies targeting travelling... Zarine Kharazian 33 8 2017-08-04 Colombia, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime
Chinese Fugitive Ren Biao Returns from St. Kitts to China to Face Fraud Charges  On July 27, 2017, Chinese fugitive Ren Biao, who has St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship, left for China.  Ren received citizenship in 2013 under the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program of St. Kitts... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-04 China, Saint Kitts and Nevis Charged with Crimes, Corruption
ExxonMobil Will Contest OFAC $2 Million for Violating Ukraine-Related Sanctions ExxonMobil Corporation has decided to challenge the $2 million civil monetary penalty issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) with respect to the corporation’s and its U.S. subsidiaries... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-28 Russia, Ukraine, United States Office of Foreign Assets Control, Sanctions
U.S., Dutch, Thai and Other Countries Take Down Two Largest Dark Net Markets On July 20, 2017, the Justice Department announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet. AlphaBay, which operated for more than two years on the dark web, sold deadly... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-28 Netherlands, Thailand, United States Cybercrime, Internet Crime
U.S. Attorney in San Diego Charges 3 Persons with Illegal Trafficking of Mexican Sea Cucumbers On May 26, 2017, Blessings, Inc. of Tucson, its owner David Mayorquin, and Ramon Torres Mayorquin of San Diego were arraigned in U.S. District Court in San Diego on charges in a 26-count indictment... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-07-28 Mexico, United States Charged with Crimes, Drugs & Trafficking, Illegal Importation
FinCEN Fines Virtual Currency Exchange $110M and Greece Arrests Russian Operator On July 26, 2017, Greek authorities arrested Alexander Vinnik, a 38 year old Russian man suspected of laundering at least $34 billion and masterminding one of the world’s oldest crypto-currency... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-07-28 Greece, United States Computer Crimes, Economic Crimes, Indictment, Money Laundering
Italy Arrests Jersey Accountant on Australia Extradition Warrant on Tax Evasion Charges On May 3, 2017, the Italian law enforcement authorities arrested Philip Egglishaw, 63, the target of Project Wickenby, Australia’s largest investigation into tax evasion. Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-07-28 Australia, Italy Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, INTERPOL, International Organizations, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
Criminalized Power Structures: The Overlooked Enemies of Peace (Michael Dziedzic, ed) This book, separated into two volumes, discusses criminalized power structures (CPS) that pose obstacles to the success of any peace process undertaken during or after a civil war or other period of... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-21 Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Sierra Leone Book Review
U.S. State Department Critical of China in Annual Human Trafficking Report On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of State released its annual global assessment of human trafficking practices. The report, the first such document released under the Trump administration, is... Jacob Rasch 33 7 2017-07-21 China, United States
Iberoamerican Attorneys General and Colombian, Mexican and U.S. Strengthen Enforcement Cooperation On July 6-7, 2017, the annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association of Iberoamerican Public Prosecutors  [Asociación Iberomericana de Ministerios Públicos, (AIAMP)], representing 21... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-21 Colombia, Mexico Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Law Enforcement
Intermediary Pleads Guilty in Corruption Scheme on Hanoi, Vietnam Building On June 21, 2017, Malcolm Harris, an intermediary in a transnational corruption scheme, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges for his participation in a scheme to bribe a foreign... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-21 United States, Vietnam Corruption, Court Conviction

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