E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
OAS Members Sign Convention Against Illicit Firearms Trafficking On November 14, 1997, the U.S. and members of the Organization of American States (OAS) signed the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, the... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 North America, United States, Latin America and South America, Caribbean International Organizations, Arms Trafficking, Treaties
German and U.S. Conclude MOU to Enforce Commodities Futures On October 17, 1997, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the German futures and securities regulator, Budesaufsichtsamt für den Wertpapierhandel (BAWe) concluded a Memorandum of... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 United States, Germany Treaties, Securities Trade Enforcement, International Cooperation
French Court Invalidates Bourse Hearing On May 7, 1997, for the first time in France, a court has cited the European Human Rights Convention to strike down a stock exchange commission proceeding... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 France Human Rights, White Collar Crime, Treaties
Inter-American Court of Human Rights Condemnation of Peruvian Case Results in Release of Defendant Shortly after the judgment rendered September 17, 1997, the Peruvian Government released Maria Elena Loayza Tomaya, signifying a major victory for the ability of an international human rights... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 North America, Latin America and South America, Caribbean, Peru Human Rights, International Courts
Canada and Trinidad Conclude Law Enforcement Agreements On September 4, 1997, Trinidad & Tobago concluded two criminal cooperation agreements with Canada: one on mutual assistance in criminal matters and the other on sharing of assets seized from drug... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Canada, Trinidad & Tobago Money Laundering, Drugs & Trafficking, Treaties, Asset Seizure, Teaching, Research, Adjective Assistance
EU Takes Austria to Court over Anonymous Savings Accounts On October 15, 1997, the European Commission decided to refer a case to the Court of Justice in Luxembourg that requires the Austrian Government to fulfill its obligations under the 1991 Anti-Money... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Europe, Luxembourg, Austria Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, European Union
Senate Committee Approves Bill to Criminalize Internet Gaming In October 1997, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill (S. 474) to criminalize gambling on the Internet... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 United States Cybercrime, Betting
Brazilian House Passes Anti-Money Laundering Bill On November 16, 1997, the Brazilian House passed an anti-money laundering bill proposed by the Executive Branch that will criminalize money laundering for the first time... [more] Sergio Sardenberg and Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Brazil Money Laundering
Twenty-nine Countries Agree on OECD Anti-Corruption Convention and Other International Initiatives Progress On November 20, 1997, at the Negotiating Conference on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Officials in International Business Transactions in Turku, Finland, thirty-four governments (twenty-nine OECD... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Bulgaria, Slovak Republic, OECD Corruption, International Organizations, Treaties
U.S. Congress Considers Colombian Anti-Money Laundering On October 22, 1997, the General Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Banking and Financing Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on black market peso... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 United States, Colombia Money Laundering, Drugs & Trafficking
Florida Holds Hearing on Entitlement to Life Insure Benefits from Holocaust as Swiss Banks Release More Information on Dormant Accounts and Start Payments to Victims The State of Florida is investigating potential entitlement to life insurance for Florida residents, illustrating the active roles played by state and local government in pursuing claims arising from... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 United States, Switzerland Law of War, Holocaust, Property Restitution
Trial Against Former Cali Cartel Lawyers Ends in Mistrial On May 27, 1997, jurors acquitted two attorneys accused of racketeering charges and deadlocked on all four other drug-related charges, including another racketeering count, two drug-conspiracy counts... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 United States Money Laundering, Drugs & Trafficking, Fraud
EU Proposes Action Plan to Combat Organized Crime On August 15, 1997, the Council of the European Commission adopted an action plan to combat organized crime. The Action Plan results from decisions taken by the European Council at its meeting in... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Europe European Union, Organized Crime, Treaties
U.S. Senate Hearing on U.S.-Mexico Anti-Narcotics Cooperation On October 29, 1997, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Drug Caucus held a joint hearing on anti-narcotics cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 United States, Mexico Drugs & Trafficking, International Cooperation
AIDP Colloquium on Organized Crime and International Cooperation On May 13-17, 1998, a preparatory Colloquium of the Association International de Droit Penal (AIDP) on Organized Crime and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters will be organized in Utrecht,... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 World Organized Crime, Conferences, International Cooperation
U.S. Considers an Initiative on Enhanced Multilateral Drug Control Following a report and then a conference November 17-19, 1997, the United States Government seems poised to undertake an initiative on enhanced multilateral drug control cooperation. The initiative... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 North America, United States, Latin America and South America, Caribbean Drugs & Trafficking, International Cooperation
Belgian Authorities Arrest Luxembourg Bank President During the first week of November 1997, the media reported the arrest of Damien Wigny by Belgian law enforcement authorities. Wigny, president of Kredietbank Luxembourgeoise, the fourth-largest bank... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Belgium, Luxembourg Money Laundering, Taxation, Fraud, Tax Crimes
Italian Court Orders Trial in Criminal Tax against Tobacco Distributor, But Dismisses Criminal Association Charges On October 27, 1997, an Italian court in Naples dismissed charges of criminal association against affiliate companies of Philip Morris, but ruled that twelve executives and board members of Intertaba... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Italy Taxation, Tax Crimes
Four PATA Members Will More Actively Cooperate in Tax Enforcement During the meeting of the four-nation Pacific Association of Tax Administrators (PATA) in San Francisco on October 21-23, 1997, the PATA members (U.S., Japan, Canada, and Australia) agreed to engage... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Canada, United States, Japan, Australia Taxation, Mutual Legal Assistance, Tax Enforcement
Brazil Denies British Extradition Request for Biggs, the Great Train Robber On November 13, 1997, the Brazilian Supreme Federal Tribunal ruled unanimously to deny the British request to extradite the Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, twenty-four years after he participated in... Bruce Zagaris 13 12 1997-12-01 Brazil, United Kingdom Extradition, Robbery