Articles

E.g., 2019-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
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
U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Contempt Order Against 3 Chinese Banks for Subpoena Noncompliance On July 30, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously affirmed a contempt order against three Chinese banks that failed to comply with subpoenas from the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-17 China, North Korea, United States Extradition
Hong Kong Extradites Pakistan National for Computer Crime On August 5, 2019, prosecutors unsealed an indictment of Muhammad Fahd, a 34-year-old Pakistan national, who Hong Kong extradited to the United States.  A federal grand jury indictment in... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-15 China Extradition
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
Security Council Adopts Resolution on Linkages Between Organized Crime and Terrorism On July 19, 2019, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2482 (2019), which addresses the relationship between organized crime and counter-terrorism. This is a... Michael Plachta 35 8 2019-08-14 Peru Counter-terrorism, United Nations
U.S. and Guatemala Sign Safe Country Asylum Agreement Despite Implementation Issues On July 16, 2019, Guatemala and the United States signed an agreement that would designate Guatemala as a safe third country for individuals seeking asylum in the United States despite issues in... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-13 Guatemala, United States Asylum, Immigration
HSBC Swiss Branch Agrees to Pay Belgium €294.4 Million to Settle and Former HSCB Chief Pleads Guilty On August 6, 2019, the Swiss branch of HSBC agreed to pay €294.4 million (US$330 million) to end a Belgian criminal investigation into tax fraud, money laundering, and provisions of illegal... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-12 Belgium, Switzerland Money Laundering, Tax Enforcement
Gregory Craig Wins Dismissal of One FARA Charge, But Must Go to Trial on the Other[1] On August 6, 2019, United States District Judge Amy Berman of the District of Columbia dismissed one of two felony counts against Gregory Craig. In her 57-page memorandum opinion,[2]... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-07 United States Disclosure
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
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
European Commission Proposes Enhanced Implementation of AML/CFT Framework On July 24, 2019, the European Commission adopted a Communication and four reports to support European and national authorities in strengthening their responses to money laundering and terrorist... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-03 European Union, Europe European Union, Money Laundering
Flynn Intel Group Founder Convicted of FARA Violations after Trial On July 23, 2019, a federal jury in Alexandria, VA convicted Bijan Rafiekian, 67, of San Juan Capistrano, CA of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, making false statements to the... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-03 Turkey, United States Conspiracy, Extradition
IRS To Warn Former Offshore Voluntary Tax Compliance Applicants to Keep in Compliance On July 19, 2019, the IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) announced the approval of additional compliance campaigns, including ones on taxpayers who participated in the... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-02 United States Tax Enforcement
US Trade Representative Blocks Illegal Timber Imports from Peru, Again On July 26, 2019, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer directed the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to block future timber imports from Inversiones WCA E.I.R.L. (... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-02 Peru, United States Environment, Trade Enforcement
Dutch Supreme Court Reduces Responsibility of the Netherlands In 1995 Srebrenica Massacre On July 18, 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court delivered a judgment that confirmed the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths in 1995 of 350 Muslim males who were expelled from a Dutch U.N. base... 35 8 2019-08-01 Bosnia, Netherlands Genocide, Human Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Contempt Order Against 3 Chinese Banks for Subpoena Noncompliance On July 30, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously affirmed a contempt order against three Chinese banks that failed to comply with subpoenas from the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-01 China Banking Supervision, Sanctions
U.S. Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Tort Case against BNP Paribas for Harms due to Sudanese Sanctions Violations On May 22, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed and remanded the dismissal of claims by victims of Sudanese genocide and ethnic cleansing brought against BNP... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-26 Sudan, United States Crimes against Humanity, Sanctions
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
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
Pennsylvania Missionary Indicted for Alleged Sexual Abuse of Children at Kenyan Orphanage On July 12, 2019, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, announced that Gregory Dow, 60, of Lancaster, PA was arrested and charged by Indictment with... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-26 Kenya, United States Abuse of Children, Sex Crimes

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