E.g., 2018-02
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Justice Department Charges 5 Venezuelan PDVSA Officials in Corruption-Based Money Laundering Scheme  On February 12, 2018, the Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and other law enforcement officials announced the unsealing of an indictment... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 Venezuela Money Laundering
Custody Battle between Brazilian and U.S. Parents Escalates with U.S. Arrest of Brazilian Grandparents     On February 7, 2018, the battle between Chris Brann, a Houston physician and his wife, Marcelle Guimaraes, over the custody of their 8-year-old son Nicolas Brann escalated when federal agents at... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 Brazil, United States Arrest
British Court Denies Assange’s Effort to Quash Arrest Warrant On February 6, 2018, Senior District Judge (the Chief Magistrate) Emma Arbuthnot denied Julian Assange’s application to withdraw an arrest warrant issued at this court when Assange did not surrender... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 United Kingdom Arrest
Justice Department and CFTC Team Up to Crackdown on Individuals, European Banks for Commodities Market Spoofing On Monday, January 29, 2018, the Justice Department announced charges against eight individuals accused of manipulating U.S. commodities markets for financial gain. Seven of the eight individuals... Zarine Kharazian 34 2 2018-02-16 United States Charged with Crimes, Cybercrime, Economic Crimes, Financial Supervision, Fraud, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law
U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Beneficial Ownership: Fighting Illicit International Financial Networks Through Transparency On February 6, 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Beneficial Ownership: Fighting Illicit International Financial Networks Through Transparency.” The hearing was the latest in a... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-09 Financial Crimes, Money Laundering
U.S. Court Protects Jurors in El Chapo Trial On February 5, 2018, Judge Brian M. Cogan of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York issued an order that the case will be heard by an anonymous and partly sequestered jury. Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-09 Organized Crime
UK Appellate Court Overturns Decision to Extradite to U.S. Alleged Cyber Criminal On February 5, 2018, the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division issued a judgment and opinion overturning the lower court’s decision to extradite to the U.S. Lauri Love, a dual national of the... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-09 United Kingdom Cybercrime, Extradition
Tennessee Indictment Charges 2 Italians and 5 Americans in Opioid Pill Mill Scheme On January 4, 2018, a federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tennessee, returned a 14-count superseding indictment unsealed on January 19, 2018, charging seven individuals for their roles in a Racketeer... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-09 Drugs & Trafficking, Racketeering/RICO
Irish Supreme Court Refuses Extradition Citing Brexit as a Bar On February 1, 2018, the Ireland’s Supreme Court  delivered its decision in the case Minister for Justice and Equality v. O’Connor. The Court refused to extradite an Irish businessman to the United... Michael Plachta 34 2 2018-02-09 Ireland, United Kingdom Extradition
Treasury Issues CAATSA Reports on Russian Senior Foreign Political Figures and Oligarchs[1] On January 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, pursuant to the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA), delivered five reports to the designated... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-02 Russia, United States Economic Sanctions
Council of Europe Calls for a Ban on Trade in Items Used in Executions or Torture At its 9th sitting held on January 26, 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Recommendation 2123 (2018) calling for strengthening international regulations against... Michael Plachta 34 2 2018-02-02 European Union Counter-terrorism
Court Sentences S. Korean National & US Resident to 6 Months in Jail for FBAR Violations on Swiss Account On June 25, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Brinkema in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Hyong Kwon Kim, a citizen of South Korea and, since 1998, a legal... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-02 United States Financial Enforcement
International Commission of Jurists Published Its Report on Security Transfers, Including Extraordinary Renditions In September 2017, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) published its report on the law and practice of states pertaining to national security-based transfers of a variety of persons across... Michael Plachta 34 2 2018-02-02 National Security
Italian Law Enforcement Take Down Chinese Mafia in Prato On January 18, 2018, Italian law enforcement arrested thirty-three people in Tuscany, Italy on suspicion of being members of the Chinese mafia. Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-02 Italy Organized Crime
The Special Investigative Measures of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers:Are the Protections Adequate? In 2016, the Kosovar government established the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office with the approval of Law No. 05/L-053.  The KSC is tasked with conducting trials... By Dennis E. Boyle and Blerina Jasari 34 1 2018-01-26 Kosovo Crimes against Humanity
UN Security Council Votes to Tighten North Korea Sanctions after Sixth Nuclear Test On December 22, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea in response to its sixth nuclear test on November 29th, which involved the launching of a... Madeline Henshaw-Greene 34 1 2018-01-26 North Korea Sanctions
European Parliament’s Committee Initiates Negotiations on a New Regulation on Freezing and Confiscation Orders On January 11, 2018, the Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament (EP) adopted “Regulation on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation... Michael Plachta 34 1 2018-01-26 Europe Asset Seizure
Does the Rohingya Tragedy Amount to International Crime – and Who Cares? On January 11, 2018, a European Union delegation in Myanmar urged the government to launch a thorough and credible investigation into violence against Rohingyas in the western Rakhine State. The... Michael Plachta 34 1 2018-01-19 Myanmar Crimes against Humanity
Motion Challenges Indefinite Detention of 11 Guantanamo Detainees for 16 Years Without Charges or Trial On January 11, 2018, on the 16th anniversary of the Guantánamo prison’s opening, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Reprieve, and co-counsel filed a motion on behalf of 11 men held at the... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-19 United States Counter-terrorism, Detention
Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship and Britain Denies Request for Diplomatic Status On January 11, 2018, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced that Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange naturalization on December 12, 2017.[1]  On December 20, 2017,... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-19 Ecuador Asylum, Mutual Legal Assistance