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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S. Congress Holds Hearing on International Money Laundering Strategy (IC) On March 9, 2000, the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on 2000 Money Laundering Strategy, the U.S. National Money Laundering Initiative that... Bruce Zagaris 16 4 2000-04-01 World, United States Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
Yugoslavia War Crimes Tribunal (XIA) On March 3, 2000, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) sentenced Tihomir Blaskic, 39 and a Croatian general accused of overseeing the killings of hundreds of civilians... 16 4 2000-04-01 Former Yugoslavia Human Rights, War Crimes
Austria Announces It Will Revoke Anonymous Savings Accounts (IE) On February 24, 2000, Karl-Heiz Grasser, Austrian finance minister, announced that Austria will revoke its law that permits Austrians to hold savings accounts anonymously. On February 25, 2000, Mr... 16 4 2000-04-01 Austria Money Laundering
Rwanda Tribunal Receives More Help in Arresting and Surrendering Suspects (XIB) On February 15, 2000, the U.N. Tribunal for War Crimes in Rwanda (ICTR) revealed that two suspects were arrested in France and Denmark. Danish police arrested former Rwandan army captain Innocent... 16 4 2000-04-01 Europe, Rwanda United Nations, War Crimes
Former BONY Officer & Spouse Plead as Former BONY Executive Sues BONY in Russia (IF) On February 16, 2000, Lucy Edwards, a former Bank of New York (BONY) Official and her husband pleaded guilty to charges they laundered money and helped Russian banks conduct illegal business in the... Bruce Zagaris 16 4 2000-04-01 United States, Russia Money Laundering
British Museums and Galleries Identify Potential Holocaust Loot (XIIA) On February 29, 2000, Britain’s art museums and galleries released a list of more than 350 works of art that have ambiguous provenances for the period around World War II and may have been seized by... 16 4 2000-04-01 Europe, United Kingdom Art and Cultural Property
U.S. Issues International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (IIA) On March 1, 2000, the Clinton Administration issued its International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The Clinton Administration also announced that it found that 20 of 26 problem countries were... 16 4 2000-04-01 World, United States Drugs & Trafficking
U.K. Proposes Tax Information Exchange to Solve Withholding on Non-Resident Savings On February 25, 2000, the U.K. Treasury announced its intention to present proposals to combat evasion of taxes due on the savings income of individuals resident in EU member states through a system... 16 4 2000-04-01 Europe, United Kingdom Bank Secrecy, Taxation, European Union
Extradition Treaties Recently Signed, Approved for Ratification and/or Entered into Force (IVA) Country Date Signed Entry into Force Antigua & Barbuda June 3, 1996 July 1, 1999 Argentina June 10, 1997 Austria Jan. 8, 1998 Jan. 1, 2000…[more] 16 4 2000-04-01 World Extradition
U.S. Congress Blocks Foreign Assistance to Dominican Republic Over Extradition Request (IVB) In February 2000, Representative Benjamin A. Gilman, chair of the House Committee on International Relations, blocked $6 million in aid to the Dominican Republic unless it surrenders Carlos Grullón,... 16 4 2000-04-01 United States, Dominican Republic Extradition, Murder
Developments in U.S.-Mexico Extradition (IVC) In sharp contrast with the past, extradition and irregular rendition between Mexico and the United States has steadily been growing since 1995. However, in spite of some progress, a major question... Rodrigo Labardini 16 4 2000-04-01 United States, Mexico Extradition
European Parliament Proposes to Strengthen Fundamental Rights of Defendants and Witnesses in Proposed EU Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (VA) On January 31, 2000, the European Parliament issued a report on the draft Council Act establishing the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European,... 16 4 2000-04-01 Europe European Union, Mutual Legal Assistance
Swiss Freezes Bank Accounts of Former Ivory Coast President for Corruption Charges (VIA) On March 11, 2000, the media reported that the Swiss Government has frozen bank accounts of former Ivory Coast head of state, Henri Konan Bédié, and several other individuals suspected of corruption... 16 4 2000-04-01 Switzerland, Ivory Coast Asset Forfeiture
Britain Frees Pinochet (VIIA) On March 2, 2000, General Augusto Pinochet returned to Chile after 17 months of house arrest on a Spanish extradition request amid uncertainty of his status in Chile and leaving perhaps the most... Bruce Zagaris 16 4 2000-04-01 United Kingdom, Spain, Chile Extradition, Immunity
U.S. Detains and then Releases Accused Peruvian Torturer on Diplomatic Immunity (VIIB) On March 10, 2000, Ricardo Anderson Kohatsu, a retired major in Peru’s Army Intelligence Services, was released due to diplomatic immunity in Houston where the U.S. detained him on the previous day... Bruce Zagaris 16 4 2000-04-01 United States, Peru Human Rights, Immunity, Torture
U.S. Convicts Cohen in First Federal Offshore Internet Gambling Prosecution (VIIIA) On February 28, 2000, the U.S. Government won its first prosecution of an illegal Internet betting activity outside the U.S. when a federal jury convicted Jay Cohen, 33, a co-owner of World Sports... 16 4 2000-04-01 World, United States Cybercrime
Clinton Administration Raises Concern Over Internet Gambling Bill (VIIIB) On March 9, 2000, divergent viewpoints on many issues marked an interesting hearing before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kevin V.... 16 4 2000-04-01 United States Cybercrime
FATF Issues Report Initiating Process to Sanction Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions (IA) On February 14, 2000, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a report establishing a process to sanction non-cooperative jurisdictions. The FATF explains that recent years have experienced a... Bruce Zagaris 16 4 2000-04-01 World Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Massachusetts Burma Case (IXA) The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a case the Commonwealth of Massachusetts filed last year to safeguard its law restricting state public purchases from persons that do business in Myanmar, formerly... 16 4 2000-04-01 United States, Myanmar Trade Enforcement
U.S. Treasury Secretary Announces International Anti-Money Laundering Plan (IB) On March 2, 2000, U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers announced proposed legislation and policies that would give his agency new authority to combat international money laundering by allow it... Bruce Zagaris 16 4 2000-04-01 World, United States Money Laundering