Articles

E.g., 2017-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
INTERPOL TRAINS LESOTHO POLICE TO INVESTIGATE COUNTERFEIT MEDICINES From June 15-20, 2009, police in Lesotho inspected 50 drug retailers, including supermarkets and pharmacies, which were suspected of selling or producing counterfeit medical products. The... Philip Mayer 25 10 2009-10-01 Germany, South Africa, Lesotho Counterfeiting, Intellectual Property, International Organizations, Drug Enforcement
U.S. Court Denies U.S. Citizen’s Effort to Have U.S. Court Intervene in Detention in UAE Due to U.S. Law Enforcement Participation On August 4, 2009, U.S. District Court Judge James Robertson dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of Naji Hamdan, a U.S. citizen detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) either at the... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 United States, United Arab Emirates Human Rights, Torture, International Courts, International Cooperation
Eurojust-Europol Breaks International Gang of Skimming Fraudsters On July 31, 2009, Eurojust-Europol announced an operation that interrupted a large international skimming network after a major police operation coordinated from the Europol operational center in The... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Romania International Organizations, Organized Crime, Fraud, Financial Crimes
U.S. and Switzerland Settle UBS Document Request On August 19, 2009, the United States and Swiss governments announced an agreement to obtain 4,450 names of U.S. taxpayers with accounts in UBS pursuant to the U.S.-Swiss tax treaty. Two principal... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 Switzerland, United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation, Treaties
The Liechtenstein--United Kingdom Tax Information Exchange Agreement Liechtenstein had agreed on March 12, 2009, to meet the OECD’s tax information exchange standards. Liechtenstein, like several other previously non-cooperative jurisdictions, had been pressured by... David Spencer 25 10 2009-10-01 Liechtenstein, United Kingdom International Cooperation, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation, Treaties
U.S. Obtains New Conviction in Los Angeles for Failure to Disclose UBS Swiss Bank Accounts On August 14, 2009, the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles secured a conviction of John McCarthy for failing to disclose his Swiss bank accounts and failing to file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) as... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 Hong Kong, Switzerland, United States, World Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
English High Court Upholds Hacker’s Extradition to the U.S. On July 31, 2009, the English High Court of Justice upheld the extradition of a 43-year-old British computer hacker to the United States, rejecting his claims that his physical impairment of Asperger... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 United States, United Kingdom Extradition, Terrorism, International Cooperation, Computer Crimes
The New European Extradition System – a Critical Review In the last ten years the European Union has legislated to create an “area of justice, freedom and security” across Europe. Following the horrific events of 9/11 and subsequent attacks in Madrid and... Catherine Heard 25 10 2009-10-01 Europe, United Kingdom Extradition
U.S. and Israel Break U.S. Tax Refund Ring Conspiracy On August 4, 2009, a superseding indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago revealed a massive scheme between a ring of persons operating in the U.S. and Israel for approximately six years.... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 United States, Israel Money Laundering, Taxation, White Collar Crime, Forgery, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes, Financial Crimes
China Issues Arrest Warrant for Rio Tinto’s Employees on Bribery and Stealing Commercial Secrets On August 12, 2009, China issued an arrest warrant for Australian mining executive Stern Hu and three other staff members in the Shanghai office for “obtaining commercial secrets from Chinese steel... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 Australia, Brazil, China Bribery, Corruption
Company Agrees to Pay $1.3 Million to Settle FCPA Case on Bribes to Venezuela and Argentine Officials On July 29 and 30, 2009, Helmerich & Payne, Inc (H&P), an international drilling contractor and energy-oriented company, mostly in the United States and South America, agreed to pay $1,375,... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 United States, Venezuela Securities Law, White Collar Crime, Bribery, Export Enforcement , Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision
Namibia Suspends Army Chief and Expands Criminal Inquiries of Chinese Contracts At the end of July 2009, Namibia suspended the chief of the Namibian Defense Force, and expanded its criminal investigation of Chinese-financed contracts in Namibia. In July 2009, Namibia started... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 China, Namibia Bribery, Corruption
EU Customs Actions Increase to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights On July 9, 2009, the European Commission published a report on EU Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights, showing an increase of almost 13% of detentions of goods infringing intellectual... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 Europe, China Counterfeiting, Customs Enforcement, Intellectual Property, European Union, Customs
U.S. and Mexico Cooperate on Prosecuting Persons for Smuggling Mexican Oil During the last two years the U.S. government has investigated and prosecuted persons involved in smuggling millions of dollars worth of petroleum products that were stolen from the Mexican state... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 Mexico, United States Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Organized Crime, Smuggle, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
EU Council Issues Framework Decision on Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters On June 30, 2009, the Council of the European Union issued a draft Council Framework Decision on the transfer of proceedings in criminal matters...(more) Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 Europe Administration of Justice, Human Rights, International Organizations, European Union, Prisoner Rights
Canada Extradites Schreiber to Germany On August 3, 2009, the Canadian government extradited Karlheinz Schreiber, an arms dealer and lobbyist, to Germany after a ten-year legal fight to remain in Canada...(more) Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 Germany, Canada Corruption, Extradition, Taxation, Arms Trafficking, Fraud, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes
Former UBS Client Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return On July 28, 2009, Jeffrey P. Chernick of Standfordville, New York, pleaded guilty to charges of filing a false tax return. The agreement and press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 United States, Switzerland, Hong Kong Taxation, White Collar Crime
Indian Magistrate Issues Arrest Warrant for Former Union Carbide Head On July 31, 2009, the chief judicial magistrate of Bhopal, Prakash Mohan Tiwari, in response to a victims’ group plea, issued an arrest warrant for Warren Anderson, the former chief executive officer... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 United States, India Administration of Justice, Extradition, Human Rights
SEC Report Shows Lack of Cooperation by Antigua Hindered Investigations of Stanford On July 28, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission publicized an Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) report that found its investigation of fraud and related irregularities of R. Allen... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 United States, Antigua and Barbuda White Collar Crime, International Cooperation, Financial Crimes
Thailand Denies U.S. Request to Extradite Russian Alleged Arms Smuggler On August 11, 2009, a Thai court denied a U.S. extradition request for an alleged Russian arms smuggler, whom the U.S. wanted to try on charges of conspiring to furnish weapons to Colombian... Bruce Zagaris 25 10 2009-10-01 United States, Russia, Thailand Administration of Justice, Extradition, Arms Trafficking, International Cooperation