Articles

E.g., 2018-02
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Belgium Designates 13 Types of Tax Fraud as Money Laundering On June 3, 2007, the Belgian government issued a Royal Decree, classifying 13 types of tax fraud as money laundering. As a result, banks, financial institutions, and gatekeepers, including lawyers... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Europe, Belgium Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, European Union, Fraud
U.S. Magistrate Finds Lack of Probable Cause, Declines to Extradite Accused Murderer to Poland On July 20, 2007, U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys found that a Polish government submission of five volumes of evidence did not meet the probable cause requirement to show that Edward Mazur... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Poland, United States Extradition, Murder
European Court of Justice Rules Against Attorney Professional Secrecy On June 26, 2007, the European Court of Justice upheld the European Council Directive 91/308/EEC on anti-money laundering, as amended by Directive 2001/97/EC of the European Parliament, ruling... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Europe, Belgium Money Laundering, Terrorism, European Union
U.S. Court of Appeals Dismisses Warrantless Wiretapping Case On July 6, 2007, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overruled a decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and dismissed a suit brought by several non... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 United States, World Human Rights, Terrorism
Operation Hurricane: Brazil’s War on Illegal Gambling, Corruption and Money Laundering In a well-coordinated series of raids – appropriately code-named Operation Hurricane – launched in late April and encompassing three states and the Federal District, Brazil’s Federal Police [Polícia... Sergio Sardenberg and Francisco A. Fabiano Mendes 23 9 2007-09-01 United States, Brazil Money Laundering, Corruption, International Gaming
U.S. Arrests Mexican Fugitive on Drug Charges On July 23, 2007, U.S. law enforcement officials arrested Zhenli Ye Gon, a Mexico City businessman sought by the Mexican government in connection with one of the Western Hemisphere’s largest... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
Freedom of Information Act Request Illuminates Use of Deportation as Alternative to Extradition On March 5, 2007, a magistrate in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted summary judgment to the U.S. government in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case brought by... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 United States, Romania Extradition
U.K. Court Denies U.S. Extradition Request for Former Hotel Owner, Citing Prosecutors’ Delays On June 28, 2007, a U.K. court denied a U.S. extradition request for 77-year-old Stanley Tollman, a wealthy hotelier accused of bank fraud and tax evasion.  Tim Workman, Senior District Judge of the... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 United Kingdom, United States Extradition, Prosecution
English Court Denies U.S. Extradition Request for Former Hotel Owner Due to Time Delay On June 28, 2007, a British court denied an extradition request from the U.S. government for 77-year-old Stanley Tollman, a wealth hotelier accused of bank fraud and tax evasion. Tim Workman, Senior... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 United States, United Kingdom Extradition, Taxation
New Defense Counsel Appointed for Charles Taylor  Despite a tumultuous start to the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, things appear to have normalized as Taylor’s replacement counsel has been appointed, and trial is set... Jason McClurg 23 9 2007-09-01 Sierra Leone International Courts, International Criminal Tribunal, International Law
EU Announces Initiatives to Combat Cybercrime On May 22, 2007, the Commission of the European Communities communicated a general policy against cybercrime. The report sets forth specific actions to improve coordination and cooperation between... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Europe Cybercrime, European Union
European Parliament Adopts Recommendation to Combat Organized Crime On May 24, 2007, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a recommendation to the European Council on developing a strategic concept on combating organized crime...more Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Europe Money Laundering, European Union, Organized Crime
Mexico Arrests Former Governor on U.S. Extradition Warrant On June 21, 2007, Mexican federal agents arrested Mario Villanueva Madrid, the former governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on a U.S. extradition warrant based on an indictment in U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 United States, Mexico Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking, Bribery
CARICOM Agrees to Arrest Warrant and Maritime and Airspace Agreement On July 6, 2007, participants of the annual Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community agreed to conclude two treaties concerning international criminal and... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Caribbean Mutual Legal Assistance
EU Court Annuls Council of Ministers Rulings Freezing Funds Linked to Terrorism On July 11, 2007, the European Court of First Instance issued two rulings overturning EU Council of Ministers actions freezing the assets of two groups allegedly linked to terrorism … [more] Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Europe National Security, Terrorism, European Union, Asset Forfeiture
France, Panama Ask U.S. to Extradite Noriega The U.S. currently faces the dilemma of competing requests from Panama and France for the extradition of former Panamanian head of state Manuel Noriega. On July 17, 2007, the U.S. Department of... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 United States, France, Panama Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking
Norway Launches International Tax and Corruption Enforcement Initiatives to Help LDCs On July 12th, 2006, the Norwegian Minister of International Development, Erik Solheim, along with the Minister of Finance, Kristen Halvorsen, launched an initiative to combat capital flight and the... Marieke Bjørgung and Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Corruption, International Organizations, Taxation
South Korea Steps Up Scrutiny of Foreign Investment As part of a continued crackdown on perceived tax evasion by foreign investors, South Korean authorities announced investigations into General Electric (GE) and Mercedes Benz, while a South Korean... Jed Borod 23 9 2007-09-01 United States, South Korea Taxation, Securities Law
EU Seizures of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Rise Dramatically in 2006 On May 31, 2007, the European Commission published statistics showing a dramatic increase in the seizure of counterfeit and pirated articles at the EU’s external borders in 2006. Customs officials... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Europe, China Counterfeiting, Customs Enforcement, European Union
NETeller Founder Pleads Guilty, Company Enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement On July 10, 2007, John D. Lefebvre, a founder and former president of the NETeller Group, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to promote illegal gambling. Separately, on July 18, 2007 Neteller Inc. agreed... Bruce Zagaris 23 9 2007-09-01 Canada, United States, International Gaming

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