E.g., 2019-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
European Solutions Offer Little Hope for Iran in the Face of US Sanctions The decision by the United States to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) has left Iran and many European nations scrambling to salvage the agreement.  Soon... Farhad Mirzadeh 35 3 2019-02-23 European Union, Iran, United States Counter-terrorism, Money Laundering, Sanctions
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
Bahraini Soccer Star and Refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi Released Amidst INTERPOL Red Notice Complications On February 12, 2019, Hakeem al-Araibi returned home to Australia, bringing to an end a three-month legal struggle involving Bahrain, Thailand, and Australia. The 25 year old soccer player, who was... Zarine Kharazian and Alex Psilakis 35 2 2019-02-23 Australia, Bahrain, Thailand Extradition, Human Rights, INTERPOL
Laredo, Texas Jury Convicts 6 Persons for Black Market Peso Exchange Laundering Scheme On February 12, 2019, a federal jury in Laredo, Texas found four men and two women guilty for participating in a two-year multi-million dollar black market peso exchange (BMPE) money-laundering... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-23 United States Drug Enforcement, Money Laundering
U.S. Grand Jury Indicts Chinese and U.S. persons for Theft of Trade Secrets and Wire Fraud On February 14, 2019, a grand jury in Greeneville, Tennessee returned an indictment against Xiaorong You, also known as Shannon You, 56, of Lansing, Michigan, and Liu Xiangchen, 61, of Shandong... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-23 China, United States Conspiracy, Trade Enforcement
UN Secretary-General Releases Report on Threat Posed by ISIL (Da’esh) On February 1, 2019, the Secretary-General of the United Nations submitted to the Security Council his report on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security. This is... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-23 Middle East Counter-terrorism
U.S. Authorities Crack Darknet, Convicting Trafficker of Drug Importation Conspiracy On February 13, 2019 Christopher Bantli plead guilty to a conspiracy to import fentanyl into the U.S. Based in Calgary, Canada, Bantli was extradited to the U.S. from Canada on January 24, allowing... Alex Psilakis 35 2 2019-02-23 Canada, Netherlands, United States Conspiracy, Cybercrime, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
European Parliament Releases Report on the Misuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices At the beginning of February 2019, the European Parliament released its study on the misuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices, discussing their impact on human rights in the lights of recent... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-23 European Union European Union, Extradition, International Organizations
Fortunes Turn Sour for 2 Ecuadorian High Net Worth Fugitives: ICE Detains Them and Florida Appellate Court Rules Against Them in Asset Recovery Case On February 13, 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested two high-net-worth fugitives from Ecuador who have battled for at least a decade to avoid returning to Ecuador where an... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-23 Ecuador, United States Asset Forfeiture, Extradition
U.S. and Romania Take Down Online Organize Crime Ring Operating out of Romania On February 7, 2019, the United States law enforcement announced the unsealing of indictments, charging 20 people, including 16 foreign nationals, for their roles in an international organized... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-15 Romania, United States Fraud, Identity Theft, Money Laundering, Organized Crime, Racketeering/RICO
UK Forfeits £466,321 from Son of Moldova’s Former Prime Minister On February 7, 2019, upon the application of the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) the City of London Magistrates Court, District Judge Michael Snow granted forfeiture orders on Vlad Luca... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-15 United Kingdom Asset Forfeiture, Corruption
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
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
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
Court Awards $302,511,836.00 in Damages to Family of Journalist Marie Colvin As previously reported in the International Enforcement Law Reporter, Marie Colvin, an internationally renowned American journalist, was killed on February 22, 2012 while on assignment... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 2 2019-02-08 Syria, United States International Law, Murder
U.S. Files Charges against Russian, Ukrainian Defendants for Role in Illegal Trading Scheme Federal authorities have filed charges against eight individuals, several of whom are of Russian or Ukrainian nationality, for hacking into a government database as part of an illegal trading... Zarine Kharazian 35 2 2019-02-08 Russia, Ukraine, United States Cybercrime, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law
ICC Releases Gbagbo and Blé Goudé on Conditions On February 1, 2019, the Appeals Chamber (AC) of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) unanimously ruled that conditions are to be imposed on Mr. Laurent Gbagbo and Mr. Charles Bl... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-08 Ivory Coast Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court
European Court of Human Rights Orders Italy to Pay Damages to Amanda Knox On January 24, 2019, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued a judgment, awarding €18,400 to Amanda Knox, a U.S. national and former student who spent years in detention... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-01 European Union, Italy, United States European Court of Human Rights, Human Rights
U.S. Unseals Two Indictments Against Huawei Corporate Entities – One for Money Laundering, Obstruction of Justice, and Sanctions Violations; Another for Theft of Trade Secrets, Wire Fraud On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice partly unsealed two indictments against Huawei corporate entities and the Huawei Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng. In the U.S. Court Eastern... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-01 China, United States Money Laundering, Sanctions, Trade Crimes, Trade Enforcement, White Collar Crime
Council of Europe Voices Concerns with Deprivation of Nationality As an Anti-Terror Measure At its 9th sitting held on January 25, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2263 (2019) and Recommendation 2145 (2019). These policies... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-01 Europe Counter-terrorism, Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)