Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Financing Terrorism: Afghanistan and the Haqqani   In this article we introduce the reader to some basic concepts about the financing of terrorism.  The first part of the article, written by Professor Istvan Laszlo Gal of the University of Pecs,... Istvan Laszlo Gal and James Park Taylor 28 10 2012-10-01 Afghanistan, Asia, Europe, Israel, Middle East, Pakistan, United States Financial Crimes, Freezing of Assets, Human Trafficking, International Crimes, International Organizations, Kidnaping, Organized Crime, Targeted Killings, Terrorism, Violence
Museums Review Artifacts of Dealer Facing Charges American museums have been asked by federal authorities to review their collections, after it was discovered that experienced Manhattan art dealer, Subhash Kapoor possessed antiquities stolen from... Sara Hefny 28 10 2012-10-01 Germany, India, United States Art and Cultural Property, Cultural Property, Customs, Customs Enforcement, INTERPOL, Illegal Importation
U.S. Appellate Court Gives Victory to IRS on Foreign Bank Reporting Case On July 20, 2012, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a lower court and found that the IRS had proved that the taxpayer willfully violated the requirement to file a... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
U.S. Treasury Publishes Model FATCA intergovernmental Agreement On July 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced it had reached and published a model agreement developed with France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.[1] Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 European Union, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States Europol, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Treaties
Bahamas to Monitor Haitian Human Smuggling In July, the Bahamian government repatriated 212 illegal Haitian immigrants to Port-au-Prince, the latest in a wave of human smuggling from Haiti to its wealthier, more stable neighbor to the north... Andrew Baskin 28 10 2012-10-01 Bahamas, Haiti, United States Human Trafficking, Immigration, Smuggle
ICC Prosecutor Starts Preliminary Examination After Receiving Referral from Mali On July 18, 2012, the International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, announced she instructed her office to immediately start a preliminary examination after receiving a delegation from the... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 Africa, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo International Criminal Court, War Crimes
Australian Accountants Convicted of Offshore Tax Crimes On July 31, 2012, two accountants were convicted in Sydney, Australia, of defrauding the Australian government through the use of illegal tax schemes. After a trial of approximately five months,... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 Australia Fraud, Offshore Banking, Sentencing, Tax Crimes
“The Power of the Interpol Red Notice”: INTERPOL’S Comments In response to the article “The Power of the Interpol Red Notice” written by Catherine Heard and Alex Tinsley, 28 International Enforcement Law Reporter 299 (Aug. 2012), Interpol has made the... Interpol 28 10 2012-10-01 Africa, Asia, Australia, European Union, Europe, United States, World Human Rights, INTERPOL
Belize Enforcement Action against Guatemalans Engaged in Logging Sparks Diplomat Incident On July 18, 2012, an enforcement action and shootout between the Belize Defense Board and Luis Alberto Martinez Alonzo, a Guatemalan logger on the Belize-Guatemalan border, resulted in the death of... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 Belize, Guatemala, United Kingdom Border Security, Cross-Border Communication, Environment
Spain Arrest 3 for Suspected Al Qaeda Terrorism Scheme On July 31 and August 1, 2012, Spanish law enforcement arrested three men suspected of having connections to Al Qaeda and believed to have been planning terrorist attacks in Europe.[1] Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 France, Gibraltar, Russia, Spain, Turkey Border Security, Terrorism
German Fugitive Wanted for Defrauding Investors of Over $100 Million Captured in Las Vegas   What began as a drunken-driving case in Las Vegas has led to the arrest of a fugitive who had been on the run for over five years[2]. Ulrich Felix Anton Engler, a German national, is wanted in... Sara Hefny 28 10 2012-10-01 Austria, European Union, Europe, Germany, Switzerland, United States Charged with Crimes, Customs Enforcement, Deportation, Financial Crimes, Fraud, Fugitive, INTERPOL
New York Bank Regulator Accuses British Bank of Violating Iranian Sanctions for Almost Ten Years   On August 7, 2012, the New York State Department of Financial Services  (“Department”) issued an order alleging that, for almost ten years, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), a wholly owned subsidiary... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 Iran, United States Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision
DOJ Makes Music As Gibson Guitar Agrees to Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Illegal Wood Imports             On August 6, 2012, Gibson Guitar Corp. entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the United States, resolving a criminal investigation into allegations that the company... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 United States Environment, Illegal Importation
U.S. Undercover Sting Results in Seizure of Stolen Matisse Painting Believed Stolen from Caracas Museum   On July 17, 2012, FBI agents in Miami arrested two persons in a sting operation and seized a Matisse painting worth approximately $3 million and believed to be stolen from a Caracas museum.[1] [1... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 United States, Venezuela Cultural Property, Robbery
Pfizer Agrees to Deferred Prosecution Agreement and Payment of $60 Million On August 7, 2012, Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to resolve an investigation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 Bulgaria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Russia, United States Corruption
UK Supreme Court Rules on Children’s Fate in the Context of Extradition   In a series of recent judgments handed down on June 20, 2012, the United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) ruled on the interplay between Article 8 of the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights and... Michael Plachta 28 10 2012-10-01 Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, United States Charged with Crimes, Deportation, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Expulsion, Extradition
ICC Appeals Court Dismisses Prosecution’s Callixte Appeal On May 30, 2012, the Appeals Chamber of the ICC unanimously dismissed an appeal by the prosecution in the case against Callixte Mbarushimana. Mr. Mbarushimana was charged with various war crimes and... Bryan Reid 28 10 2012-10-01 Congo, Rwanda Human Rights, International Crimes, International Criminal Court
The Nordam Group Enters into Non-Prosecution Agreement To Resolve PRC Bribes On July 18, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with the NORDAM Group Inc., a provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 China, United States Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
U.S. Makes $731 Million Settlement of Cybercomplaint With Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker as States Fight to Start Online Gaming Operations    On July 31, 2012, the United States government concluded settlement agreements with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker (“Full Tilt”), two of three online poker companies sued by the U.S. in a money... Bruce Zagaris 28 10 2012-10-01 United States Cybercrime, Fraud, International Gaming, Money Laundering