Articles

E.g., 2020-02
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
UK Court Lifts an Obligation to Seek Assurances from USA in a Death Penalty Case On January 18, 2019, the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Divisional Court), in a rolled-up hearing by Lord Chief Justice Burnett and Mr Justice Garnham, dismissed the claim... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-03-16 United Kingdom, United States Death Penalty, Mutual Legal Assistance
Child Separation: a Factor for Consideration in Extradition Case On October 28, 2019, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia granted judicial review of a May 18, 2018 order to surrender, authorizing extradition of a Canadian national to the United States to... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 12 2019-11-25 Money Laundering
Chinese National and Company Indicted for Fraud to Avoid U.S. Customs Duties on Imported Aluminum On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Attorney for Los Angeles unsealed a federal grand jury indictment[1], alleging a complex financial fraud scheme in which a Chinese company exported large amounts of... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-04 China Customs, Fraud
Standard Chartered Bank Extends DPA for Violating Iran Sanctions and Agrees to More than $1 Billion in Penalties On April 9, 2019, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), which is headquartered in London, England, agreed to pay more than $1 billion in penalties (including forfeiture of $240 million and a fine of $480... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-13 Iran, United Kingdom, United States Fraud, Sanctions
Former-MLB Players’ Alleged Involvement in Drug Trafficking Ring Brings Attention to OFAC’s Kingpin Act On Tuesday, August 20, the U.S. Department of Treasury imposed economic sanctions on a notorious drug kingpin’s organization and members, including two former Major League Baseball (MLB)... Alexandra Haris 35 9 2019-08-28 Dominican Republic, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Sanctions
INTERPOL’s Power to Act Preemptively in Fighting Government Abuse In May 2018, Spanish authorities detained Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  It has been alleged that Spain acted on an active Russian request disseminated... Yuriy L. Nemets 35 5 2019-05-03 Russia, Spain INTERPOL
CBP Acquitted in Second Jury Trial, Bivens Action Still in Question What are the criminal or civil consequences when a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent, shooting from the US, kills a Mexican national on the other side of the border? Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 1 2019-01-12
The Impact of the Federal Crackdown of Foreign Influence on U.S. Universities The United States Department of Education recently initiated investigations of Georgetown, Texas A&M, Cornell, and Rutgers.  The Education Department bulletin has requested information on... Miranda Bannister 35 9 2019-09-18 China, United States Financial Enforcement, Transparency
EU Court of Justice Clarifies the Concept of “Judicial Issuing Authority” in the European Arrest Warrant’s Procedure On May 27, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Grand Chamber, (the Court) delivered two judgments giving its interpretation of one of the key concepts underlying the European... Michael Plachta 35 6 2019-05-31 European Union, Germany, Lithuania European Union, Extradition
New York Bar Censures Lawyer Involved in 2016 Global Witness Video for Counseling Client to Engage In Fraudulent Conduct On January 15, 2019, the Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department, New York State Bar censured Marc S. Koplik for his conduct in participating in counseling a client to engage... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-08 United States Fraud
U.S. Justice Department Releases 50 Advisory Opinions on Foreign Agents Registration Act On June 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice released over 50 FARA advisory opinions.  This article is a summary of some of the useful points. The FARA Registration Unit has issued 49... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2018-06-29
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on the Protection of Whistle-blowers At its thirtieth sitting held on October 1, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted the Resolution and Recommendation on the protection of whistle-blowers. The... Michael Plachta 35 10 2019-10-15 Europe Whistle-blowing
Prosecutors from U.S., Colombia and Mexico Meet for Transnational Criminal Organizations Working Group From June 12 to 14, 2019, prosecutors from Colombia, Mexico, and the U.S. met for the second Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) Working Group.  The goal of the Working Group is to... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-21 Colombia, Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Human Trafficking
European Commission Recommends Negotiating Treaty with U.S. on Access to Electronic Evidence On February 5, 2019, the European Commission published its recommendations for the Council to engage in two international negotiations on cross-border rules to obtain electronic evidence. Following... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-02-23 European Union, United States Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing
Disgraced Art Dealer Charged with Operating $145 Million Smuggling Ring On July 8, 2019, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against Subhash Kapoor, an art dealer – once based in New York – accusing him of running an art... Alex Psilakis 35 7 2019-07-19 Australia, India, United States Art and Cultural Property, Extradition
3rd Largest Israeli Bank Agrees to Pay $195 Million and Enters into DPA with US on Tax Violations On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd. (Mizrahi-Tefahot) and its subsidiaries, United Mizrahi Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. (UMBS) and Mizrahi Tefahot... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-16 Israel, United States Tax Enforcement
Samsung Heavy Industries Company Ltd. Reaches Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the U.S. over Brazil Activities On November 22, 2019, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Samsung Heavy Industries Company Ltd. (“Samsung”), a South Korea-based engineering company that provides... Bruce Zagaris 35 12 2019-11-26 Bribery
Nicole S. Healy, Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance Casebound 2018 (Practising Law Institute Incorporating Release #4, June 2018). The Deskbook, initially published in 2014, is designed to provide an introduction to the complex and dynamic law of money laundering, structuring, and forfeiture for lawyers whose practice does not... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-05 United States Book Review
In Targeting Venezuela, the Trump Administration Targets Cuba On April 5, 2019, the Trump administration announced its decision to issue sanctions against 34 ships owned or operated by Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the state-run oil company. The... Alex Psilakis 35 4 2019-04-13 China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, United States, Venezuela Sanctions
Deutsche Bank Settles FCPA Violations for Hiring Children of State Enterprises On August 22, 2019, Deutsche Bank AG agreed to a settlement on enforcement actions with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), complying to pay $16 million in penalties and to take remedial... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-08-29 China, Russia Banking Supervision, Settlement

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