Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Prosecutes 4 Americans Deported from Cambodia for Sex With Minors On September 8, 2009, Richard David Mitchell was arraigned after being deported from Cambodia, making him the fourth American prosecuted in September for international sex tourism in Cambodia...(more) Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Cambodia Sex Crimes, Deportation, Rape
Mexico and Argentina Decriminalize Drug Possession As part of a growing trend in Latin America, Mexico and Argentina have decriminalized drug possession in recent weeks...(more) Philip Mayer 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Mexico, Latin America and South America, Brazil, Argentina United Nations, Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime, Treaties, Drug Enforcement, International Convention
The Meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information, Mexico, September 1-2, 2009 The OECD’s Global Forum on Taxation met in Mexico September 1-2, 2009 (“Meeting”) and was attended by representatives of about sixty-two jurisdictions, and eight international organizations. (... David Spencer 25 11 2009-11-01 World, Mexico International Organizations, Taxation, Conferences, International Cooperation, Tax Crimes
U.S. Indicts 10 Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders and 43 Defendants in 12 Indictments On August 20, 2009, the U.S. government announced the charging of ten alleged Mexican drug cartel leaders among 43 defendants in 12 indictments unsealed in Brooklyn and Chicago...(more) Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Mexico Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement
D.C. Circuit Court Denies Recovery for Abuses to Interrogated Iraqis In an opinion on September 11, 2009, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the underlying complaints brought by Iraqi citizens against two United States government contractors, Titan and CACI... Erik Sapin 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Iraq Administration of Justice, Human Rights, War Crimes, Prisoner Rights
Obama Administration Announces Changes in U.S. Counter-terrorism Policies At the August 2009, the Obama Administration announced changes in U.S. counter-terrorism policies. It will allow the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) access to the names of the... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Iraq, Afghanistan Human Rights, Terrorism, Transfer of Prisoners, Prisoner Rights
U.S. District Court Rules Freeze against Charity Violates Due Process Rights On August 18, 2009, U.S. District Judge James Carr issued a sweeping order, declaring the U.S. Treasury and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) wrongly froze the assets of an Ohio-based charity... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Israel Law of War, Prisoner Rights, Fraud, Asset Seizure
U.S. Government Transfers More Than $750,000 in Forfeited Funds to Peru On September 2, 2009, the United States Department of Justice announced the transfer of more than $750,000 in forfeited funds to the Peruvian government from an embezzlement scheme by a Peruvian... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Peru, Switzerland, Cayman Islands Money Laundering, Fraud, Asset Forfeiture, White Collar Crime, Embezzlement, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision
U.S. and Mexico Develop Investigative Cooperation on International Firearms Trafficking Cases On August 13, 2009, the U.S. and Mexican governments announced the signing of a letter of intent to develop a coordinated and intelligence-based response to the threat of cross border smuggling and... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Mexico Immigration, Arms Trafficking, Treaties
Corruption and Money Laundering: A Symbiotic Relationship by David Chaikin and J.C. Sharman (Palgrave/MacMillan, 234 pp., 2009) (ISBN: 978-0-230-61360-7, www.palgrave.com) The symbiotic relationship between corruption and money laundering is the theme of a new book. The interrelationship and ways in which transnational corruption and money laundering interact is both... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 World Money Laundering, Corruption, Extradition, Book Review
U.S. Indicts Swiss Attorney for Conspiring with U.S. Persons to Evade U.S. Taxes The United States indicted a Swiss banker, Hansruedi Schumacher, and a Swiss attorney, Matthias Rickenbach, for conspiring to defraud the U.S. (18 USC 371), on August 20, 2009, one day after the... David Spencer 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Switzerland Taxation, Fraud, White Collar Crime, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision, Banking Supervision
Former Corporate Executive Pleads Guilty in Bribe Case Paid to U.K. Defense Ministry Official On September 3, 2009, Leo Winston Smith, the former director of sales and marketing for Pacific Consolidated Industries LP (PCI) pleaded guilty to charges related to the bribery of a U.K. Ministry of... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, United Kingdom Bribery, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision
Spanish Judge Tries to Re-Arrest Missing ETA Terrorism after French Judicial Error On September 1, 2009, Spanish High Court Judge Baltasar Garzón issued an arrest warrant for Maite Aranalde, an ETA member who had been released on August 27, 2009, from detention due to a... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 France, Spain Administration of Justice, Extradition, Terrorism
U.S. Delivers Extradition Papers for Former Antiguan Regulator On August 26, 2009, the extradition documents by the U.S. government for former administrator of Antigua and Barbuda’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) regulator Leroy King were... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, Antigua & Barbuda Extradition, Taxation, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes, Financial Crimes
Switzerland Refuses French Request for Tax Information Outside of International Standards and Detailed Showing of Tax Investigations A recent controversy between the Swiss and French governments over French officials claims that French authorities have obtained a list of 3,000 names of French tax persons with bank accounts in... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 France, Switzerland Bank Secrecy, Economic Sanctions, International Organizations, Taxation, Treaties, Tax Enforcement, International Cooperation, Financial Supervision, Banking Supervision
Film Executives Are Guilty of Bribing Senior Thai Tourism Official On September 11, 2009, after a trial Gerald Green and Patricia Green, film executives from the Los Angeles area, were found guilty of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 United States, United Kingdom, Thailand, Singapore, Jersey Money Laundering, Corruption, Bribery, Financial Crimes
European Court Upholds Freeze of Funds Prior to Conviction On September 2, 2009, the European Court of First Instance upheld the freezing of funds of Mohamed El Morabit, a Moroccan national, convicted on March 10, 2006, by a court in Rotterdam of... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 Europe, Morocco Terrorism, International Courts, Asset Seizure
U.N. Panel Accuses Israel, Hamas of War Crimes and Calls for Accountability On September 15, 2009, a 574-page report by a United Nations Human Rights Panel accused Israel and Hamas of widespread violations of international humanitarian and international human rights... Bruce Zagaris 25 11 2009-11-01 Israel, Palestine Human Rights, Terrorism, United Nations, War Crimes