Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Switzerland Denies Rwandan Extradition Request of Former Minister on Genocide Charges On July 1, 2009, the Swiss government announced it was denying the extradition request of Rwanda for former Environment and Tourism Minister Gaspard Ruhumuliza, who the Rwandan government requested... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 Switzerland, Rwanda Extradition, Human Rights, Genocide
Justice Department Requests Dismissal of Drug Case Against Chinese-Born Mexican Millionaire On June 22, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss an indictment against Zhenli Ye Gon, a Chinese-born Mexican millionaire...(more) Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 United States, Mexico, China Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking
Swiss Court Forced to Unfreeze Assets Due to Statute of Limitations On July 16, 2009, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, Switzerland, said following a ruling on July 14, it would have to end the freezing of assets belonging to the late dictator of Zaire... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 Switzerland, Congo, Zaire Corruption, Administration of Justice, Asset Forfeiture, White Collar Crime
Court of Appeals of the State of Oregon Rejects Turkish man’s claim of violation of United States-Turkey Extradition Treaty On May 13, 2009, the Court of Appeals of the State of Oregon affirmed the trial court’s judgment of conviction of Defendant, Mr. Deniz Aydiner, a Turkish citizen, for, among other things, 10 counts... David C. Levenson 25 9 2009-09-01 United States, Turkey Extradition, Terrorism, Murder, Treaties
Spain Arrests Fugitive New York Banker On July 15, 2009, Spanish law enforcement authorities arrested a former Wall Street broker at Credit Suisse’s private banking division and fugitive from a securities fraud case in U.S. District Court... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 United States, Spain, Bulgaria Securities Law, Fraud, White Collar Crime, Securities Trade Enforcement, Financial Crimes
U.S. CIA Station Chief in Algeria Charged with Sexual Abuse On June 28, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Andrew Warren, 41, the former station chief for the Central Intelligence Agency in Algeria, charging him with one count... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 United States, Algeria Intelligence, Jurisdiction, Maritime, Sex Crimes
China Investigation of Rio Tinto for Espionage and Bribes Shocks Australia On July 15, 1009, China announced that its espionage investigation against the Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto had spread from espionage to bribery, causing further controversy between China... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 United Kingdom, China, Australia Corruption, Intelligence, Bribery
Siemens and Work Bank Reach Anti-Corruption Settlement Worth $100 Million and 4-Year Debarment On July 2, 2009, the World Bank Group announced a comprehensive settlement with Siemens AG for the latter’s confessed past misconduct in its global business and a World Bank investigation into... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 World, United States, Russia Corruption, Bank Secrecy, International Organizations, White Collar Crime
Namibia New Money Laundering Laws Lead to Corruption Investigation of Chinese Firms On July 17, 2009, Namibian authorities announced that they had charged three persons, including one Chinese citizen, with bribery in a case involving the Chinese company Nuctech, which the Chinese... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 China, Namibia, Philippines Money Laundering, Corruption, White Collar Crime, Bribery, Financial Crimes
FATF Plenary Issues Reports on Laundering Through the Football Sector, Best Practices to Freeze Terrorist-Related Funds, and New Guidance for Money Service Businesses On June 26, 2009, the Financial Action Task Force completed its plenary in Lyon on June 24-26, 2009, and took several new measures to protect the international financial system from abuse...(more) Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 World Administration of Justice, Human Rights, Jurisdiction, Terrorism, United Nations, Prisoner Rights, Asset Forfeiture, White Collar Crime, Asset Seizure
ICC Prosecutor Appeals al-Bashir Genocide Decision as African Union Votes to Halt Cooperation On al-Bashir Case On July 7, 2009, the International Criminal Court prosecutor appealed the Tribunal’s decision not to indict Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir on charges of waging genocide in Darfur. Meanwhile, on... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 Sudan, Human Rights, International Organizations, Genocide, Torture, Treaties, Rape
Chartered Accountant and UBS Client Pleads Guilty to Failing False Tax Return On June 25, 2009, Steven Michael Rubinstein of Boca Raton, Florida, pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return for tax year 2004, making the first conviction arising out of the deferred prosecution... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 United States, Switzerland Bank Secrecy, Taxation, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes, Banking Supervision
Prague Conference Results in Declaration to Support Recovery and Return of Art Looted by Nazis During a major conference in Prague, delegates from 49 countries acknowledged that Jews continue to be blocked in their efforts to reclaim art stolen by the Nazis and subsequently transferred to... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic Art and Cultural Property, Conferences, Holocaust, Cultural Property
Spanish Lower House Passes Bill Limiting Universal Jurisdiction On June 25, 2009, Spain’s lower house of Parliament passed a bill to limit the application of universal jurisdiction and restrict Spain’s ability to prosecute crimes against humanity and cases... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 United States, Belgium, Spain, Cuba Human Rights, Jurisdiction, Torture, Prisoner Rights
FATF Issues Best Practices on Freezing of Terrorist Assets On June 23, 2009, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued an International Best Practices on Freezing of Terrorist Assets. The paper provides non-binding guidance based on updates in relevant... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 World Administration of Justice, Human Rights, Terrorism, United Nations, Prisoner Rights, Asset Forfeiture, White Collar Crime, Asset Seizure
Trial Judge Denies Bail for Stanford and U.K. Court Awards Antiguan Liquidators Control of Funds On June 30, 2009, U.S. District Judge David Hittner overruled the U.S. Magistrate’s decision that Sir Robert Allen Stanford could be released pending trial, and declared that Stanford is “a serious... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 United States, Antigua & Barbuda Administration of Justice, Fraud, White Collar Crime, Financial Crimes, Economic Crimes, Financial Supervision
II International Criminal Law: Multilateral and Bilateral Enforcement Mechanisms (M. Cherif Bassiouni) (2008 Martins Nijhoff Publishers, 602 pp.) Volume II addresses jurisdiction and the various mechanisms and modalities of international cooperation in penal matters. For all practical purposes, its scope applies to both the direct and... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 World Administration of Justice, Book Review, International Cooperation
Berlin Conference on International Tax Crimes Recommends Further Action to Promote Transparency and Exchange of Information in Tax Matters On June 23, 2009, 19 countries participating in the second conference on the combating of international tax fraud and evasion agreed on further action through international organizations and informal... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 World, Germany International Organizations, Taxation, United Nations, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes
UBS and U.S. Jointly Move to Stay Proceedings to Pursue Resolution On July 12, 2009, UBS and the U.S. government jointly moved to stay the start of their trial on July 13 in order to pursue a resolution of the dispute and requested that, in the event a resolution is... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 World, United States, Switzerland Taxation, White Collar Crime, Tax Enforcement, International Cooperation, Tax Crimes, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision
U.S. Acts Against Mexican Cartel Leaders On July 12, 2009, UBS and the U.S. government jointly moved to stay the start of their trial on July 13 in order to pursue a resolution of the dispute and requested that, in the event a resolution is... Bruce Zagaris 25 9 2009-09-01 United States, Mexico, Colombia Money Laundering, Arms Trafficking, Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement

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