Articles

E.g., 2017-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Portuguese Fraud Squad Arrests Two in Telemarketing Scam On May 4, 1997, the Lisbon fraud squad confirmed that they arrested two persons, a British and Dutch national, in a multinational telemarketing fraud that may have defrauded as many as 5,000... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 Portugal Fraud
OECD Reaches Pact on Anti-Corruption On May 23, 1997, the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reached an agreement to prohibit and criminalize bribery of foreign officials on commercial matters by... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 OECD Corruption, International Organizations, Bribery
U.N. Human Rights Committee Holds Israeli Interrogating Unlawful On May 9, 1997, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) criticized and found in violation of the Torture Convention the Israeli techniques in interrogating suspected terrorists, including... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 World, Israel Human Rights, United Nations, Torture, Treaties
U.S. Indicts Canadian Couple for Illegally Importing CFCs On April 29, 1997, a U.S. grand jury in Maine indicted a Canadian couple for allegedly sending 85 tons of chlorofluorocarbon-12 (CFC-12) illegally to automotive repair shops in the U.S. ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 Canada, United States Environment, Chemicals Smuggle
B.V.I. Develops Anti-Laundering and Due Diligence Initiatives The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is taking action to strengthen its anti-money laundering legislation by setting a Code of Conduct for its offshore practitioners, and initiating audits to assure... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United Kingdom Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
German National Pleads Guilty to CFC Smuggling On May 15, 1997, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida accounted that a German citizen living in Florida has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a scheme to smuggle an ozone-... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United States, Germany Environment, Chemicals Smuggle
U.S. Narcotics Report on Anti-Money Laundering In March 1997, the release of the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) contained a large section on anti-money laundering. Some of the discussions are worthwhile to summarize for... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United States Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Drugs & Trafficking
French Charge Six Libyans with 1989 Bombing of French Airliner On May 7, 1997, Jean-Louis Bruguiere, the French principal anti-terrorism investigating magistrate in the case, announced that he requested a court to try six high-level Libyan officials in absentia... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 France, Libya Terrorism
U.S. Proposes Tough Rules for Money Transmitters On March 19, 1997, the U.S. Department of Treasury proposed new regulations tightening the rules for operation of money transmitters that will make it more difficult for money launderers to use this... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United States Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
Croat Appears and Pleads Not Guilty at Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia On April 29, 1997, Zlatko Aleksovski, the first suspect extradited by Croatia to the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, appeared and plead not guilty to charges that he participated in... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 Croatia Law of War, War Crimes, International Courts
Sweden Proposes Extended Anti-Money Laundering Laws On March 27, 1997, the Swedish Ministry of Finance published a study, proposing a new anti-money laundering law ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 Sweden Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
War Crimes Tribunal Convicts Tadic and German Court Convicts Bosnian Serb of War Crimes On May 7, 1997, the War Crimes Tribunal completed its first trail verdict in a lengthy 350-page written opinion, convicting Dusan Tadic, a Bosnian Serb, of eleven counts of war crimes and crimes... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 World, Germany Law of War, Murder, International Courts, Crimes against Humanity
EU Council Makes Recommendations to Combat Organized Crime On April 28, 1997, the European Council on Justice and Home Affairs met to consider the report of the High Level Group on organized crime and will set the state for likely policy directions ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 Europe European Union, Organized Crime
Burma Return Thai Drug Fugitive for Extradition to U.S. On May 17, 1997, the Myanmar Government returned to Thailand Li Yung Chung, the chief suspect sought by the Thai police after the largest heroin seizure in United States history ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United States, Myanmar, Thailand Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking
EU Takes Initiative Against Cybercrimes On April 24, 1997, members of the European Parliament (MEP) have proposed to enact legislation against certain cybercrimes, namely pornography, paedophilia and racist material. The measures will... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 Europe Cybercrime, European Union, International Cooperation
Mexico Rejects U.S. Requests as U.S. Considers Imposition of Economic Sanctions against Mexican Druglords On May 2, 1997, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo rejected U.S. Government requests to permit certain occurrences that enable U.S. law enforcement a bigger role in combatting drugs in Mexico.... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United States, Mexico Drugs & Trafficking, Sanctions
European Human Rights Convention Is Used to Overturn French Fines for Late Payment of Taxes On May 5, 1997, the French Court of Appeals (Cour de Cassation) overturned penalties against a person for failure to pay vehicle registration charges in 1993 on the basis that it violates the... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 France Human Rights, Taxation, Treaties
English Court Grants Challenge of Extradition Due to Delay in Surrender On October 29, 1996, the Queens Bench Division in England granted leave to challenge the surrender order for a Mr. Akbar based on undue delay in his surrender ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United Kingdom Extradition
U.S. Appellate Court Orders Extradition to Hong Kong On March 20, 1997, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed a writ of habeas corpus to Lui Kin-Hong and ordered his extradition to Hong Kong for the crime of bribery ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United States, Hong Kong Extradition, Bribery
Jordan Offers Marzook Refuge as U.S. Ponders Fate On April 30, 1997, the Jordanian Government announced that Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the Hamas political leader who has spend 22 months in a New York jail on extradition requests for terrorist... Bruce Zagaris 13 6 1997-06-01 United States, Israel, Jordan Extradition, Terrorism

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