E.g., 2023-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
The Moscow Mechanism: Experts Release Report on the Abduction of Ukrainian Children On May 4, 2023, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released an expert report on the abduction of... Michael Plachta 39 6 2023-05-26 Russia, Ukraine Genocide, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Kidnaping
Danish Tax Authority Wins in Dubai Court of Cassation Cum-Ex Dividend Case against Shah On May 17, 2023, the Danish Tax Authority (Skattestyrelsen or SKAT)  won a final verdict in the Supreme Court  (also known as the Court of Cassation) in Dubai when the court denied an... Bruce Zagaris 39 6 2023-05-26 Extradition, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement
Moldova Charges 8, Including former Prime Minister over Airport Contract and Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Asks for Disciplinary Proceedings against Judge for Closed Proceedings Moldova is facing an inflection point in its efforts to strengthen its anti-corruption institutions and processes.   On May 2, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office announced... Bruce Zagaris 39 6 2023-05-26 Moldova Corruption, Financial Crimes
Catalytic Converter Theft Fuels Thriving Black Market Recycling Catalytic converters are found in nearly all fuel combustion vehicles built over the last forty or more years.  The converters comprise part of a vehicle’s exhaust system and are... Luz E. Nagle 39 6 2023-05-26 Crimes, Theft
Spain Extradites U.K. Citizen to the U.S. and He Pleads Guilty to Cyber Crimes On May 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Joseph James O’Connor, aka PlugwalkJoe, 23, pleaded guilty in New York to his role in cyberstalking and multiple schemes... Bruce Zagaris 39 6 2023-05-26 Spain, United States Cybercrime, Extradition
Pursuant to G7 Meeting, U.S. Strengthens Sanctions Against Russia On May 19, 2023, the United States, in coordination with the G7 and other international partners, increased its sanctions and other restrictive economic measures to further degrade Russia’s... Bruce Zagaris 39 6 2023-05-26 Russia Sanctions
G7 Statement on Ukraine Calls for Widening Sanctions and Accountability mechanisms On May 19, 2023, the leaders of the G7 renewed their commitment to furnish the financial, humanitarian, military, and diplomatic support Ukraine needs for as long as it takes.   ... Bruce Zagaris 39 6 2023-05-26 Russia, Ukraine Sanctions
Irish Data Protection Commission Imposes US$1.3 Billion Fine on Meta for GDPR Violations On May 22, 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission (“the DPC”) announced the conclusion of its inquiry into Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (“Meta Ireland), examining the basis... Bruce Zagaris and Adriana Sanford 39 6 2023-05-26 Ireland Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Regulation
Regulatory Enforcement; Developments in the Cayman Islands Jurisdictions have been under pressure to demonstrate their effectiveness in the Fourth Round of Financial Action Task Force Mutual Evaluations, and this will be intensified during the Fifth Round... Elisabeth Lees 39 5 2023-05-19 Cayman Islands FATF, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision
U.S. Unseals 2 Indictments, Sanctions & Offers $1M Reward against Russian Ransomware Actor On May 16, 2023, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed two indictments charging Mikhail Pavolovish Matveev,  a Russian national and resident, with using three different... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-19 Russia, United States Cybercrime, Indictment
Peru Agrees to Extradite Van Der Sloot to the U.S. in Extortion and Wire Fraud Case On or about May 11, 2023, the Peruvian Government  indicated its willingness to extradite Joran van der Sloot, the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance and presumed murder of 18 year-old... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-19 Peru Extradition
UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Demands U.S. Release Abu Zubaydah and Act on Other Guantánamo Detainees On April 6, 2023, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), which is established under the United Nations Human Rights Council, issued an opinion, finding various violations of the... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-19 Pakistan, United States Torture, United Nations
U.S. Justice Department and Foreign Governments Disrupt Russian Malware On May 9, 2023, the United States Department of Justice announced the completion of a court-authorized operation, code-named MEDUSA, to disrupt a global peer-to-peer network of computers... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-19 Russia, United States Cybercrime
Switzerland to Return USD 8.5 Million to Peru in Precedent-Setting Case of Non-conviction based Forfeiture It has taken nearly 20 years, but a decision by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has cleared the way for the return of around USD 8.5 million in corruptly obtained assets to Peru. The money to be... The Basel Institute of Governance 39 5 2023-05-19 Peru, Switzerland Asset Forfeiture, Corruption
U.S. and Europol Break Up Darknet Trafficking of Fentanyl and Opioids On May 2, 2023, the United States Department of Justice and its Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (JCODE) team, Europol, and its international partners announced the results of... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-12 United States Drugs & Trafficking, Europol, International Cooperation
U.S. Court Orders Justice Department to Subpoena Banco Santander for Argentine Tax Dispute On May 8, 2023, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the appointment of a commission to secure a subpoena for bank records to be sent to the U.S. Department... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-12 Argentina, United States Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing
EU Parliament Approves New Rules for Regulating and Tracing Transfer of Crypto-Assets On April 20, 2023, the European Parliament approved the first common EU rules on anti-money laundering with respect to crypto-assets, tracing crypto-asset transfers, and supervision and consumer... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-12 European Union Cybercrime, European Union
Frank’s International Will Pay $8 Million to Settle SEC Charges over Angola Bribes On April 26, 2023, Frank’s  International, which is now Expro Group Holdings N.V., entered into  a cease-and-desist order and agreed to pay disgorgement of $4,176,858, prejudgment... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-05 Angola, Netherlands Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Penalties
FinCEN Issues $1.5 Million Civil Penalty on S. Dakota Kingdom Trust Company for AML Violations On April 26, 2023, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and The Kingdom Trust Company (Kingdom Trust) entered into a consent order, imposing a civil money penalty and requiring Kingdom... Bruce Zagaris 39 5 2023-05-05 United States Financial Enforcement, Money Laundering, Penalties
Seeking Asylum While on the INTERPOL Wanted List: The Expert Witness Perspective In this article, its author, based on his experience as an expert witness in the asylum cases of victims of INTERPOL abuse, puts forward the reasons that, in his opinion, often force such... Yuriy L. Nemets 39 5 2023-05-05 Asylum, International Law