Articles

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IRS Reopens Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program      On January 9th, the Internal Revenue Service issued a press release on the reopening of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).[1] Unlike the previous two programs, the new initiative... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 United States Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
US Government Indicts 3 Swiss Bankers On January 3, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the indictment of three Swiss bankers who worked with Wegelin bank in... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Switzerland, United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Indictment, Jurisdiction
Turkish Government Pursues Criminal Charges Against Duchess of York               On January 15, 2012, Turkey’s Interior Minister, Idris Naim Sahin, insisted that it had a legitimate criminal case against Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, with respect to her... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Turkey, United Kingdom Extradition, International Cooperation, Privacy
Senegalese Court Denies Belgian Extradition Request for Habré   On January 11, 2012, a Senegalese Appeals Court denied an extradition request from a Belgian court to extradite former Chad President Hissene Habré to Belgium to answer alleged atrocities he... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Belgium, Chad, Senegal Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Extradition, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Tribunal
Former State Department Official Has Case Against US Government Dismissed Frustrating Efforts to Force Assertion of Her Immunities in Rendition of Abu Omar On January 5, 2012, U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell dismissed the lawsuit of former State Department official, Sabrina de Sousa, who sued U.S. government agencies for their failure to assert... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Italy, United States Immunity, Kidnaping, Legal Ethics, Prosecution
Mexico Extradites Man Charged With Murder of ICE Special Agent                  On December 21, 2011, the Mexican government extradited Julian Zapata Espinoza, also known as “Piolin” to face charges in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. for his alleged... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, Murder, Standing, Targeted Killings
Marubeni Agrees to Pay $54.6 M Penalty to Resolve FCPA Case On January 17, 2012, Marubeni Corporation agreed to pay a $54.6 million criminal penalty to resolve charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its participation in a decade-long... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Japan, Nigeria, United States Bribery, FATF, Prosecution
U.S. Brings Forfeiture Complaint against Firearms Dealer On December 20, 2011, the U.S. Government brought a 10-count civil forfeiture complaint in the U.S. District court, District of New Mexico concerning a gun shop in Deming, New Mexico, whose owner and... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Mexico, United States Arms Trafficking, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
Ex-Zambian Minister Accused of Corruption   Zambian police have accused Dora Siliya, the former Zambian minister for transport and communications, of abusing her office by improperly awarding contracts to certain foreign companies.  Ms.... Andrew Baskin 28 3 2012-03-01 Italy, Libya, Zambia Corruption, Financial Supervision, Forgery, Fraud
Portuguese Supreme Court Rejects U.S. Appeal on George Wright’s Extradition On December 22, 2011, the Portuguese Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s decision, rejecting the United States government’s extradition request for George Wright.  In 1970, Mr. Wright escaped... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Portugal, United States Extradition, Murder
U.S. Charges Megaupload, a Digital Locker, with Organized Copyright Crime On January 19, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an indictment charging seven individuals and two corporations with operating an international organized criminal enterprise... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01
Irish Court Dismisses U.S. Extradition Request for IRA Member On December 22, 2011, Ireland’s High Court in Dublin dismissed an extradition request of the United States government to extradite a senior Irish Republican Army veteran to the U.S. over his alleged... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Ireland, North Korea, United Kingdom, United States Counterfeiting, Extradition
European Court on Human Rights Ruling Prevents Britain from Deporting Prominent Terrorist Suspect On January 17, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Britain cannot deport Abu Qatada, whose real name is Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman, a radical Islamic preacher considered one of Al... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01
European Parliament’s Stocktaking on Organized Crime  On 25 October 2011, the European Parliament adopted an important document: Resolution on organized crime in the European Union. Michael Plachta 28 3 2012-03-01 European Union EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, Eurojust, European Union, Organized Crime
United Kingdom: House of Commons Releases Report on Somali Piracy On January 5th, 2012, the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee released a new report titled “Piracy off the coast of Somalia.”2                 2                     The report is available... Michael Plachta 28 3 2012-03-01
Magyar Telekom and Deutsche Telekom Settle FCPA Cases with $95 Million of Penalties On December 29, 2011, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Magyar Telekom Plc., a Hungarian telecommunications company, and Deutsche Telekom AG, a German telecommunications company and majority... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 Germany, Hungary Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
International Criminal Court rejects charges on Rwandan rebel leader On December 16, 2011, the International Criminal Court (ICC) dismissed charges against Mr. Callixte Mbarushimana, citing insufficient evidence to hold him criminally responsible for war crimes and... Ignacio Martinez-Arrieta 28 3 2012-03-01 Rwanda Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court, Violence, War Crimes
U.S. Justice Department Opines that Non-Sports Online Gaming Does Not Violate the Wire Act On December 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released an opinion issued by Virginia A. Seitz, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, that non-sports online gaming does not... Bruce Zagaris 28 3 2012-03-01 United States, World Gambling, Jurisdiction
Council of Europe Takes Up Problems of Transnational and Organized Crime   At the 61st plenary session of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) in Strasbourg from 6 – 9 December 2011, the Committee examined a document on possible activities to be undertaken... Michael Plachta 28 3 2012-03-01 European Union European Commission, European Union, Organized Crime
U.S, Canada and Mexico Strengthen Antitrust Enforcement   The heads of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican antitrust agencies met on December 19, 2011, to strengthen effective enforcement cooperation. According to the Department of Justice,[1] the discussion... Ignacio Martinez-Arrieta 28 3 2012-03-01 Canada, Mexico, United States Vehicles

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