Articles

E.g., 2017-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Assistant Attorney General Updates US International Intellectual Property Enforcement Policy On September 20, 2011, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer briefed the 2011 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference on current U.S. policy in Madrid, Spain.... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-12-01 United States, Spain Intellectual Property, International Cooperation, Computer Crimes, International Law, Copyright
EU Justice and Home Affairs Reaches Decisions on European Protection Order and Right of Access to a Lawyer On September 22-23, 2011, the European Union Justice and Home Affairs Council held its 3111th meeting and reached agreement on a number of items, including the European Protection Order and the Right... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-12-01 European Union European Union, Prisoner Rights, International Cooperation, Civil Rights, Prosecution, Europol, EU Justice and Home Affairs Council
Tanzania, British Government, and BAE Arrangement Payment of BAE’s Corruption Fine to Tanzanian Government On September 25, 2011, the media reported that the Serious Fraud Office in the United Kingdom will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department for International Development (DfIF)... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-12-01 Tanzania, United Kingdom Corruption, Fraud, Bribery, International Cooperation
U.S. Files Revised Complaint against Foreign Internet Gaming Companies, Their Principals and Payment Processors Alleges Conspirators Dealt Bad Hand to Players On September 20, 2011, the U.S. government filed a revised complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, requesting civil forfeiture against the three leading foreign... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-12-01 United States International Gaming, Fraud, Asset Seizure, Ponzi Scheme, Online Gaming, Regulation, Lawsuits, Offshore Banking
Salvadoran Supreme Court Releases Nine Former Officials Indicted in Spain for 1989 Jesuits Massacre; U.S. Arrests a Tenth for Immigration Fraud On August 24th, 2011, the Supreme Court of El Salvador ordered the release of nine former military officials held pursuant to arrest warrants and INTERPOL Red Notices issued by the Spanish National... Scott A. Gilmore 27 11 2011-11-01 United States, El Salvador Extradition, Jurisdiction, International Cooperation, International Law, Targeted Killings, INTERPOL
U.S. Government Releases All but $5.5 Million of Pokerstars’ Frozen Money On September 2, 2011, Judge Leonard B. Sand, U.S. District Court Judge in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York signed an order, releasing all the funds frozen in the “Black Friday”... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 United States Asset Forfeiture, Freezing of Assets, Gambling, International Gaming
Brazilian Tax Authority Cracks Down on Tax Crimes Using Tax Haven On August 17, 2011, the Brazilian Income Tax Authority and Federal Police announced a crack down on a multi-million tax fraud against several persons and entities in various Brazilian states...(more... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 Brazil Asset Seizure, Financial Crimes, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
OAS Prepares Model Anticorruption Laws on Declaration of Assets by Public Officials and Encouraging Reporting Corruption and Protecting Whistleblowers On September 14, 2011, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced the preparation of draft model laws in two fundamental areas envisaged by the Inter-American Convention against Corruption... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 North America, Latin America and South America, Caribbean Corruption, Witness Protection, Whistle-blowing
Bar Associations Cry Foul on FATF Public Consultation On the eve of the September 15 deadline, Bar associations have made comments to the Financial Action Task Force’s Consultation Paper, containing the review of the standards and FATF’s preparation for... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 World, United States, Europe Money Laundering, FATF, Regulation, Counter-terrorism
South African Court Rejects Zimbabwe Extradition Request On August 16, 2011, the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg, South Africa denied an extradition request from Zimbabwe for Ping Sung Hseih, a long-time business associate of the Zimbabwe... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 South Africa, Zimbabwe Extradition, Fraud
Appellate Court Enforces Grand Jury Subpoena of Foreign Bank Account Information On August 19, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s ruling that under the Required Records Doctrine, a target of a grand jury could not use the privilege... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 United States, Switzerland Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes, Self-Incrimination, Tax Havens
U.S. District Grants Restraining Order Freezing $38 Million Tied to Alleged Illegal Gambling On August 22, 2011, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a restraining order freezing more than $28 million that U.S. prosecutors... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 Curaçao, United States Freezing of Assets, Gambling, Money Laundering, Tax Crimes
Dutch Arrest Fugitive Italian Mafia Boss With Use of New EU Mechanisms On July 29, 2011, the Dutch Special Forces, in cooperation with the Italian Carabinieri, arrested A.D., nicknamed “Zio,” one of the Italian 100 most wanted fugitives belonging to the “Clan Polverino... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 Europe, Italy, Netherlands International Cooperation, International Law, Organized Crime
U.S. Attorney Charges Seven Oil Companies with Violations of Migratory Bird Treaty On August 22, 2011, U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that seven oil companies were charged in separate cases by criminal information with violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 United States Environment, Endangered Species, Wildlife, Regulation
Information exchange in the context of trusts in the UBS case On August 19, 2009, the United States of America concluded an agreement with Switzerland (together with its Annex, the “UBS Agreement”) to obtain the names of 4,450 US taxpayers with accounts in UBS... Paul Gully-Hart and Vincent Berger 27 11 2011-11-01 United States, Switzerland Tax Enforcement, International Banking Supervision, Banking Supervision, Tax Havens
EU Justice and Home Affairs Council Makes Broad Progress The Council discussed and welcomed the latest discussion paper by the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator on the implementation of the EU Counter-terrorism Strategy. The Coordinator analyzes the... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 Europe Counter-terrorism, European Commission, European Union, Human Rights, International Cooperation, International Law, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime
EU Commission Release Report on AML Directive At the end of August the European Commission DG Internal Market and Services released a report by Deloitte on a final study on the application of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Commission... Bruce Zagaris 27 11 2011-11-01 Europe Counter-terrorism, European Commission, European Union, Money Laundering
Stolen Artwork Recovered in Greece Greek police have arrested two individuals in connection with the theft of a painting by Flemish artist Pieter Paul Rubens from a Belgium museum in 2001. The painting, “The Calydonian Boar Hunt,”... Andrew Baskin 27 11 2011-11-01 Belgium, Greece Money Laundering, Art and Cultural Property, Theft
Mexican Casino Massacre Latest Sign of Cartel Violence Armed gunmen set fire to a casino in northern Mexico on August 25th, killing 52 people in one of the deadliest attacks since the Mexican government began its military-led crackdown on drugs and... Andrew Baskin 27 11 2011-11-01 Mexico, United States Border Security, Crimes, Drugs & Trafficking, Extortion, Gambling, Organized Crime, Regulation, Violence