Articles

E.g., 2020-02
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
UK Appellate Court Upholds UWO against Azerbaijani Banker’s Wife On February 5, 2020, the England and Wales Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the wife of a jailed Azerbaijani banker to discharge the unexplained wealth order (UWO) against her property in... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-18
U.S. Treasury Issues National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and other Illicit Financing On February 6, 2020, the United States Department of Treasury issued the 2020 National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing (2020 Strategy), which provides a roadmap to... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-18
U.S. State Department Denies UK’s Request to Extradite Anne Sacoolas On January 23, 2020, the United States State Department rejected a request from the British Home Office to extradite Anne Sacoolas, who fled the United Kingdom under the protection of diplomatic... Miranda Bannister 36 2 2020-02-18
New York Times Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Spyware Linked to Saudi Arabia On January 28, 2020, a report[1] was released alleging that a New York Times journalist, Ben Hubbard, was sent spyware in 2018 that was embedded in a text message on his cellphone.  This... Alexandra Haris 36 2 2020-02-17
U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit Rules Congress Lacks Standing on Emoluments Case On February 7, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a per curiam ruling decided the 215 Members of Congress did not have standing to sue... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-13
U.S. Indicts Four Members of China Military for Hacking into Equifax On February 10, 2020, United States Attorney General William P. Barr announced the indictment[1] of four Chinese military hackers for breaking into the computer systems of the credit-reporting... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-13
Brazil Extradites Terrorist Wanted in 1977 Atocha Massacre to Spain On February 6, 2020, Brazil extradited Carlos García Juliá, wanted for participating in the 1977 Atocha massacre in Madrid, to Spain.  On his arrival, he was sent to the Soto del... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-10
International Court of Justice Indicates Provisional Measures in the Rohingya Genocide Case On November 11, 2019, Gambia instituted proceedings against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) claiming the maltreatment of the Rohingya community constituted genocidal acts in... Gino Naldi and Konstantinos Magliveras 36 2 2020-02-07 International Law
U.S., Jersey, and Nigeria Make Agreement to Repatriate Over $300 Million of Stolen Abacha Funds On February 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) signed a trilateral agreement with the governments of Nigeria and Jersey to repatriate approximately $308 million of embezzled and/or... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-06 Embezzlement
ICC Prosecutor Requests the Court to Rule on Jurisdiction in the Palestine Situation On January 22, 2020, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) re-submitted its request pursuant to Article 19(3) of the Rome Statute for a ruling on the Court’s territorial... Michael Plachta 36 2 2020-02-06 Palestine International Criminal Court
Airbus Settles Corruption and Other Charges with U.S., UK, and France On January 31, 2020, Airbus SE (the Company), a global supplier of civilian and military aircraft headquartered in France, agreed to pay penalties of more than $3.9 billion to resolve transnational... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-05 Bribery
Former Mexican Secretary of Public Security Charged with Drug Trafficking On December 9, 2019, Genaro Garcia Luna, former Secretary of Public Security under President Felipe Calderon from 2006 to 2012, was arrested in Dallas, Texas. His indictment, released the next day... Esther Bouquet 36 2 2020-02-01 Drugs & Trafficking
Forthcoming in 36 Int’l Enforcement Law Rep. (Feb. 2020) www.ielr.com Civil Society Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Trumps “Safe Third Country” Agreements On January 15, 2020, the American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Human Rights First brought  a  lawsuit in U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-01 Asylum
U.S. Obtains another Guilty Plea to FCPA and Money Laundering in PetroEcuador Case On January 23, 2020, Armengol Alfosno Cevallos Diaz (Cevallos), an Ecuadorian businessman living in Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty in connection with a $4.4 million bribery and money laundering... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-01
Bulgaria Charges 3 Russians over Attempted Murder by Nerve Agents On January 23, 2020, Bulgarian prosecutors charged three Russians in absentia for the attempted murder of a weapons manufacturer, his son, and the production manager of the company.[1] According to... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-01
J5 Chiefs Conduct First Coordinated Tax Enforcement Actions Arising from Investigations into a Central American Financial Institution On January 23, 2020, the members of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) announced its first coordinated set of enforcement actions undertaken on a global scale on the... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-01-27 Tax Enforcement
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Increases IP and Environmental Enforcement  As the ratifications of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continue, professionals are focusing on the enforcement cooperation improvements in intellectual property and environmental... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-25

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