Articles

E.g., 2020-09
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
U.S. Brings Criminal Complaint and Imposes Sanctions against Russians for Election Interference On September 10, 2020, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Virginia brought a criminal complaint against a Russian national for his alleged role in a conspiracy to use the stolen identities... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-17 Sanctions
Security Council Fails to Adopt a Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters On August 31, 2020, the Security Council president (Indonesia) announced the result of the voting on a draft resolution regarding the prosecution, rehabilitation, and reintegration (PRR) of foreign... Michael Plachta and Kasia Guzior 36 9 2020-09-17 Terrorism
U.S. Charges N. Koreans & Malaysian with Sanctions Violations, Bank Fraud, and Money-Laundering On September 11, 2020, the United States Department of Justice announced a criminal complaint charging North Korean nationals Ri Jong Chol and Ri Yu Gyong, and Malaysian national Gan Chee Lim.[1]... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-17 Money Laundering
U.S. Justice Department Issues FCPA Opinion On August 14, 2020, the United States Department of Justice issued its first opinion on the applicability of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The request emanated from an investment... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-17 Corruption
Suriname Arrest Warrant Made for Missing Former Finance Minister on Corruption Charges On August 12, 2020, Suriname police issued an arrest warrant for Gillmore Hoefdraad, the former Finance Minister. The warrant suspects him of 11 criminal offenses, including violations of the... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-10 Corruption
U.S. Magistrate Judge Approves Extradition of Taylors to Japan in Ghosn Escape On September 4, 2020, U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell found probable cause and approved the extradition of Michael Taylor, a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, and his son Peter Taylor, whose... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-10 Extradition
Switzerland Freezes $900 Million from Former Head of Angolan Insurance Company On July 9, 2020, a Swiss criminal appellate court in the Canton of Geneva froze $900 million held in the accounts of Carlos Manuel de São Vicente, an Angolan businessman, as a result of a... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-09 Money Laundering
Opinion in Canadian Council for Refugees v. Canada Condemns U.S. Immigration Policies In an unusual rebuke by one of America’s closest allies, the Canadian Federal Court decided that the Safe Third Country Agreement (“STCA”) between the United States and Canada was... Mitchell Beebe 36 9 2020-09-03 Immigration
U.S. Files Forfeiture Action against 280 Cryptocurrency Accounts Linked to N. Korean Hacks On August 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil forfeiture complaint against cryptocurrency funds of North Korean actors with respect to two hacks of virtual currency... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-09-03 Cybercrime
UN Secretary-General Released a Report on a Crime-Terror Nexus On July 29, 2020, the UN Secretary-General submitted to the Security Council his report on action taken by Member States and United Nations entities to address the issue of connections between... Michael Plachta and Kasia Guzior 36 9 2020-09-03 Crimes
Ireland Agrees to Return $6.5 Million of Looted Funds to the Nigerian Government On August 14, 2020, Ireland agreed to return $6.5 million in funds stolen by former dictator Sani Abacha to the Nigerian government. Abacha served as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993... Miranda Bannister 36 9 2020-09-03 Corruption
U.S. Gives Ultimatum to Britain: Share Evidence Quickly or U.S. Surrenders Prisoners to Iraq On August 18, 2020, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr sent a letter to Priti Patel, British Home Department Secretary, promising that, if the British government shares evidence with the U.S. by... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-08-26 Capital Punishment
Europol Releases the 2020 Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) On June 23, 2020, Europol released its “European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT),”[1] which has been produced annually since 2007. * Professor Plachta... Michael Plachta 36 9 2020-08-26 INTERPOL, Terrorism
Brazil Arrests Majority Shareholders of Avianca Holdings in Car Wash Corruption Investigation On August 19, 2020, the Federal Police in Brazil detained brothers German and Jose Efromovich, the majority shareholders of Colombia’s Avianca Holders, in the Car Wash corruption... Bruce Zagaris 36 9 2020-08-26 Money Laundering
European Commission’s Consultation on Changes to Europol's Mandate On July 14, 2020, Europol released a document to Member State delegations in the Council's Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP) setting out what it sees as the shortcomings in its current legal... Michael Plachta and Kasia Guzior 36 9 2020-08-26 European Commission, European Union
Europol Releases Report on the Involvement of Organized Crime in Sports Corruption On August 5, 2020, Europol released its report on the involvement of organized crime groups (OCGs) in sports corruption.[1] * Professor Plachta specializes in criminal law and... Michael Plachta 36 9 2020-08-26 Corruption
Baggage Claim: Ivory Smuggler Caught at Kenyan Airport When forty-seven Kenyans flew from Yemen into the Moi airport in late July of 2020,  passengers on the plane were unaware that Mansur Mohamed Surer, an alleged smuggler of endangered wildlife... Afrah Tahir 36 8 2020-08-21 Wildlife Smuggle

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