Articles

E.g., 2019-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Recent Conflicts in Persian Gulf and U.S. Sanctions Catalyze Iranian Tension The complexity of the United States-Iranian relationship continues to develop following continuous conflicts in the Persian Gulf and the Trump administration’s recent sanctions on Iran’... Lex Haris 35 8 2019-08-22 Gibraltar, Iran, United Kingdom, United States Sanctions
Angola-U.S. Sign Law Enforcement and Security MOU as Angola Continues to Progress on Anti-Corruption The current Angolan administration of João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço continues to work to strengthen its efforts on anti-corruption and improved governance.  In this... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-21 Angola, United States Corruption, Money Laundering
Transgender Accused Murderer in Canada Fights Extradition to US on Human Rights Grounds This article highlights a recent murder extradition case in Canada that consumed five years from 2014 through 2019 and overwhelming public legal and judicial resources to resolve. On September 17,... Peter Bowal and Marcus Smith and Carter Czaikowski 35 8 2019-08-20 Canada, United States Extradition, Human Rights
US Citizen Charged in Spanish Attack on NK Embassy Satisfies Court re Extradition Prehearing Release                On July 2, 2019, the Honorable Jean Rosenbluth, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California, found clear and convincing... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 8 2019-08-19 North Korea, Spain, United States Extradition
StAR Promotes E-Filing of Asset Declarations by Public Officials Stolen Assets Recovery issued a report discussing the utility of electronically filing the disclosure of assets and interests by public officials.  World Bank research shows more than 143... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-19 World Disclosure
A Comprehensive and Detailed Report on CIA Renditions Published In July 2019, a comprehensive report CIA Torture Unredacted was released.[1] It addresses an investigation into the CIA torture program and presents the combined findings from a four... Michael Plachta 35 8 2019-08-17 United Kingdom, United States Rendition
U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Contempt Order Against 3 Chinese Banks for Subpoena Noncompliance On July 30, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously affirmed a contempt order against three Chinese banks that failed to comply with subpoenas from the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-17 China, North Korea, United States Extradition
Hong Kong Extradites Pakistan National for Computer Crime On August 5, 2019, prosecutors unsealed an indictment of Muhammad Fahd, a 34-year-old Pakistan national, who Hong Kong extradited to the United States.  A federal grand jury indictment in... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-15 China Extradition
Liechtenstein-Related Swiss Bank Settles Tax Enabler Case with U.S. for $10.6 Million On July 31, 2019, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed to a resolution with LLB Verwaltung (Switzerland) AG, formerly known as “Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Schweiz) AG (LLB... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-15 Liechtenstein, Switzerland Tax Enforcement
Security Council Adopts Resolution on Linkages Between Organized Crime and Terrorism On July 19, 2019, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2482 (2019), which addresses the relationship between organized crime and counter-terrorism. This is a... Michael Plachta 35 8 2019-08-14 Peru Counter-terrorism, United Nations
U.S. and Guatemala Sign Safe Country Asylum Agreement Despite Implementation Issues On July 16, 2019, Guatemala and the United States signed an agreement that would designate Guatemala as a safe third country for individuals seeking asylum in the United States despite issues in... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-13 Guatemala, United States Asylum, Immigration
HSBC Swiss Branch Agrees to Pay Belgium €294.4 Million to Settle and Former HSCB Chief Pleads Guilty On August 6, 2019, the Swiss branch of HSBC agreed to pay €294.4 million (US$330 million) to end a Belgian criminal investigation into tax fraud, money laundering, and provisions of illegal... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-12 Belgium, Switzerland Money Laundering, Tax Enforcement
Gregory Craig Wins Dismissal of One FARA Charge, But Must Go to Trial on the Other[1] On August 6, 2019, United States District Judge Amy Berman of the District of Columbia dismissed one of two felony counts against Gregory Craig. In her 57-page memorandum opinion,[2]... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-07 United States Disclosure
Nicole S. Healy, Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance Casebound 2018 (Practising Law Institute Incorporating Release #4, June 2018). The Deskbook, initially published in 2014, is designed to provide an introduction to the complex and dynamic law of money laundering, structuring, and forfeiture for lawyers whose practice does not... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-05 United States Book Review
Chinese National and Company Indicted for Fraud to Avoid U.S. Customs Duties on Imported Aluminum On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Attorney for Los Angeles unsealed a federal grand jury indictment[1], alleging a complex financial fraud scheme in which a Chinese company exported large amounts of... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-04 China Customs, Fraud
European Commission Proposes Enhanced Implementation of AML/CFT Framework On July 24, 2019, the European Commission adopted a Communication and four reports to support European and national authorities in strengthening their responses to money laundering and terrorist... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-03 European Union, Europe European Union, Money Laundering
Flynn Intel Group Founder Convicted of FARA Violations after Trial On July 23, 2019, a federal jury in Alexandria, VA convicted Bijan Rafiekian, 67, of San Juan Capistrano, CA of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, making false statements to the... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-03 Turkey, United States Conspiracy, Extradition
IRS To Warn Former Offshore Voluntary Tax Compliance Applicants to Keep in Compliance On July 19, 2019, the IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) announced the approval of additional compliance campaigns, including ones on taxpayers who participated in the... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-02 United States Tax Enforcement
US Trade Representative Blocks Illegal Timber Imports from Peru, Again On July 26, 2019, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer directed the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to block future timber imports from Inversiones WCA E.I.R.L. (... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-02 Peru, United States Environment, Trade Enforcement
Dutch Supreme Court Reduces Responsibility of the Netherlands In 1995 Srebrenica Massacre On July 18, 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court delivered a judgment that confirmed the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths in 1995 of 350 Muslim males who were expelled from a Dutch U.N. base... 35 8 2019-08-01 Bosnia, Netherlands Genocide, Human Rights

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