Articles

E.g., 2019-09
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Danske Bank Under Investigation in France While Estonia Arrests 10 Former Employees and European Community Agrees to Increase its Financial Supervision Powers On December 19, 2019, the Estonian state prosecutor announced the arrest of ten former employees of the local branch of Danske Bank as part of an ongoing international investigation into money... Bruce Zagaris 35 1 2019-01-18 Money Laundering
Interpol’s Lack of Power to Act Preemptively in Fighting Government Abuse of the Diffusion System In Volume 35, Issue 5 of the International Enforcement Law Reporter (May 2019), Mr. Yuriy Nemets argued that “INTERPOL’s rules not only give the organization the power to screen... Ted Bromund 35 6 2019-06-07 INTERPOL
U.S. Jury Convicts El Chapo on All Counts for Leading the Sinaloa Organized Crime Cartel On February 12, 2019, a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York convicted Joaquin Achivaldo Guzman Loera, known as “El Chapo,” of leading a continuing criminal enterprise – the Mexican... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-15 Mexico, United States Conspiracy, Drugs & Trafficking, Money Laundering, Murder, Organized Crime
MH17 Joint Investigation Team Names Four Suspects in the Case On June 19, 2019, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014 held a press conference. For the first time since the... Michael Plachta 35 7 2019-06-28 Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine Extradition, National Security
Controversy over US Dismantling of War Crimes Unit On February 15, 2019, the Center for Investigative Reporting shared news that the United States Justice Department is currently in the process of dismantling the FBI’s highly specialized... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 3 2019-03-09 United States Human Rights
International Court of Justice Finds Violation of the Diplomatic Convention by Pakistan in a Death Sentence Case On July 17, 2019, the International Court of Justice (the Court) delivered a judgment in a very contentious case of a dispute between India and Pakistan, with a clear political overtone, finding,... Michael Plachta 35 7 2019-07-26 India, Pakistan Death Penalty, International Organizations
Ireland Extradites to the U.S. Alleged Dark Web Child Pornography Facilitator On March 25, 2019, United States law enforcement authorities announced that Irish authorities extradited a dual national citizen of the U.S. and Ireland to the U.S. on federal charges that he... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-03-30 Ireland, United States Extradition, International Cooperation
Liechtenstein-Related Swiss Bank Settles Tax Enabler Case with U.S. for $10.6 Million On July 31, 2019, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed to a resolution with LLB Verwaltung (Switzerland) AG, formerly known as “Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Schweiz) AG (LLB... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-15 Liechtenstein, Switzerland Tax Enforcement
State Department Issues 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report On March 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of State released the 2019 edition of the annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) to Congress. This two-volume, Congressionally-... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-20 United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
Malaysia Charges Goldman Sachs with Fraud and Laundering Related to 1MDB Scandal On December 17, 2018, the Malaysian Attorney General filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs with respect to the latter’s arrangement and underwriting for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (... Bruce Zagaris 35 1 2018-12-29
EIA’s Reports on Ghana’s Illicit Rosewood Trade Triggers Action from Ghana Government On September 4, 2019, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomed two recently started investigations in Ghana with respect to the illegal rosewood trade from Ghana to... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-07 China, Ghana Trade Enforcement
ICC Rules on Al Bashir’s Immunity and Jordan’s Referral to the Security Council In a unanimous judgement made on May 6, 2019, the Appeals Chamber found Jordan did not fulfill its obligations as a State Party to the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), as it... Michael Plachta 35 5 2019-05-11 Jordan, Sudan International Criminal Court
China-Canada Extradition Tensions Increase as China Sentences Canadian to Death On January 14, 2019, diplomatic tensions between Canada and China increased as a Chinese court ordered the death penalty for a Canadian national.  The latter sentence appears to be an escalation of... Bruce Zagaris 35 1 2019-01-18 Extradition
U.S. Treasury and Commerce Slap More Sanctions on Cuba On June 4, 2019, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement the President... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-08 Cuba, United States Sanctions
European Commission Extends Its Money Laundering Blacklist and Includes Saudi Arabia On February 13, 2019, the European Commission adopted Delegated Regulation (C(2019) 1326) identifying high-risk third countries that present strategic deficiencies in their regime on anti-money... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-15 European Union, Saudi Arabia, United States Financial Enforcement, Money Laundering
Sudan and the ICC: Time for a New Approach On April 11, Omar al-Bashir was deposed from the seat of the presidency by the army after almost five months of popular protests against his regime. A day later, the head of the Transitional... Evan Schleicher 35 7 2019-07-03 Sudan Genocide, International Criminal Court
More Sanctions Targeting Venezuela’s Maduro Regime On January 25, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13857, yet again escalating economic sanctions targeting the regime of Nicolas Maduro.  This is the latest in a string of sanctions... Benjamin H. Flowe, Jr., John A. Ordway, Daniel Fisher-Owens, Babak Hoghooghi, Perry S. Bechky, Ray Gold, Jason A. McClurg and Michelle Turner Roberts 35 3 2019-03-09 United States, Venezuela Sanctions
The Deja Case Shows the Important Roles of NGOs and Data Analytics in Stopping Forest Crime In the aftermath of the Environmental Investigation Agency’s (EIA)  report and video on illegal logging and export of wood covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-26 Peru, United States Corruption, Environment, Financial Crimes
European Parliament Adopts More than 200 Recommendations Against Financial Crimes and Tax Evasion On March 26, 2019, the European Parliament adopted a detailed roadmap towards fairer and more effective taxation, as well as tackling financial crimes. The recommendations, adopted by 505 votes in... Michael Plachta 35 4 2019-03-30 European Union International Cooperation, Tax Enforcement
A Comprehensive and Detailed Report on CIA Renditions Published In July 2019, a comprehensive report CIA Torture Unredacted was released.[1] It addresses an investigation into the CIA torture program and presents the combined findings from a four... Michael Plachta 35 8 2019-08-17 United Kingdom, United States Rendition

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