Articles

E.g., 2020-11
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
UK Extradites Member of “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group to the U.S. On December 18, 2019, a United Kingdom national, Nathan Wyatt, 39, appeared in United States District Court in St. Louis on charges of aggravated identity theft, threatening to damage a protected... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-30 Fraud
GOLD LAUNDERING: THE DIRTY SECRETS OF THE GOLD TRADE – AND HOW TO CLEAN UP by Mark Pieth (Elster & Salis Ag, 2019, 299 pp.) The book gives a critical look at international efforts to regulate the gold supply chain, including soft law and self-regulation.  The book shows the international community has not yet... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-28 Book Review
SNC-Lavalin Pleads Guilty to Corruption-Related Fraud On December 18, 2019, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. settled criminal charges concerning the work it did in Libya with its construction division, pleading guilty to one count of fraud and ending a long-... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-27 Fraud
Australia Three Persons in Foreign Bribery Investigation on Iraq Oil Projects On November 18, 2020, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) charged three persons in a bribery investigation involving oil projects in Iraq.[1] The AFP arrested Russel John Waugh, 54, at his house in... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-11-26 Bribery
Council of Europe Shifts Towards Artificial Intelligence At its meeting by videoconference on October 22, 2020, the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), adopted several resolutions and... Michael Plachta* 36 12 2020-11-26 Council of the European Union
U.S. and Brazil Sign Anti-Corruption Provisions in Trade Facilitation Protocol On October 19, 2020, after seven months of negotiations,[1] officials from the United States and Brazil announced the conclusion of a protocol on a limited trade deal that will facilitate commerce... Bruce Zagaris and Carlos Ayres* 36 12 2020-11-26 Corruption
U.S. Dismisses Charges against Mexican General and Return Him to Mexico On November 17, 2020, the Attorney General of the United States William P. Barr and Fiscalía General of Mexico Alejandro Gertz Manero issued a joint statement[1] announcing that the U.S... Bruce Zagaris 36 12 2020-11-26 Charged with Crimes
INTERPOL Operation Targets Trafficking of Stolen Motor Vehicles in the Balkans On October 30, 2020, INTERPOL announced the undertaking and results of an international law enforcement operation, targeting the trafficking of stolen motor vehicles, spare parts, and document... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-21 INTERPOL
INTERPOL and World Customs Organization Conduct Operation against Environmental Crime On November 9, 2020, INTERPOL announced the results of Operation Thunder 2020, coordinated by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO), to enforce laws against environmental crime in 103... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-21 INTERPOL
EU’s Reaction to Recent Terrorist Attacks: Strengthening Police Partnership and Law Enforcement Cooperation On November 13, 2020, the European Union released a “Joint Statement by the EU Home Affairs Ministers on the recent terrorist attacks in Europe” and “Draft Council Conclusions on... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-11-21
U.S. Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution with Connections to Triton Malware On October 23, 2020, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned a Russian government research laboratory that created the Triton malware.[1] The lab... Julia Brock 36 11 2020-11-17 Russia Cybercrime
German Presidency Chairs of FATF Chairs 1st Plenary as FATF Prioritizes Pandemic Threats and Postpones Its MERs On October 23, 2020, Dr. Marcus Pleyer, the FATF President, chaired his first three-day virtual Plenary meeting of the two-year German Presidency of the FATF.[1] [1]   For... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Money Laundering
U.S. Seizes $24 Million of Virtual Currency Pursuant to Brazil MLAT On November 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed it has seized virtual currency worth an estimated $24 million on behalf of the Brazilian government.[1] [1]   ... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Asset Forfeiture
Airline Services Ltd. Agrees to DPA with SFO and to Pay Over £2.2 Million in Penalties On October 30, 2020, Mrs. Justice May DBE issued an  judgment in the Crown Court at Southwark approving the Deferred Prosecution Agreement made between the Director of the Serious Fraud Office... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Corruption
Germany Requests the Extradition of Panama Paper Lawyers On October 19, 2020 the German government announced that it has issued international arrest warrants for Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, the founders of Mossack Fonseca, the firm... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Extradition
European Committee on Crime Problems Acts on Artificial Intelligence, Environment and International Cooperation The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its 78th plenary session on November 3-4, 2020, in the form of a teleconference.[1] * Professor... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-11-14 Environment
OFAC Issues Advisory and Guidance on Use of High-Value Artwork to Circumvent Sanctions On October 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control made an advisory to underscore sanctions risks arising from dealings in high-value artwork[1]... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Sanctions
Belgian Police Seize 11.5 of Cocaine from Ship in Guyana as It Penetrates Organized Gang On November 5, Belgian federal prosecutors told the media it had tracked the transatlantic trip of 11.5-tons of cocaine from Guyana, seized it on its arrival in Antwerp and arrested some 22... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Organized Crime
UN Special Rapporteur’s Report on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism On October 15, 2020, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ni Aoláin, presented her report to... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-11-07 United Nations
Dutch Ministry of Culture Recommends the Restitution of Stolen Cultural Property to Former Colonies On October 7, 2020, a Committee established by the Dutch Minister of Culture, Education, and Science  called for the return of cultural objects stolen from former colonies that are currently... Bruce Zagaris and Miranda Bannister 36 11 2020-11-07 Art and Cultural Property

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