Articles

E.g., 2017-10
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Switzerland – Draft Federal Act on the Freezing and Restitution of Ousted Potentates' Assets Contrary to its undeserved reputation as a safe harbour for assets of dubious origin, Switzerland has a long established tradition of facilitating the freezing, confiscation, and restitution of funds... Alexander Troller and Sandrine Giroud 29 10 2016-08-03 Switzerland Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Confidentiality, Due Diligence, Freezing of Assets
U.S. Justice Department Makes Non-Prosecution Agreement with Liechtenstein Bank On July 30, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG, a bank based in Vaduz, Liechtenstein (LLB-Vaduz), has agreed to enter into a non-prosecution... Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2016-08-03 Liechtenstein Compliance, Disclosure, Economic Crimes, Financial Supervision, Settlement, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
U.S. Attorney General's Right to Compel University's Compliance with Evidence Requested under MLAT Affirmed by U.S. Appellate Court As stated by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (“Circuit Court”), “the origins of these proceedings law in the United Kingdom of Great Britain’s (“U.K.”) request for Petitioner... Bryce Kincaid 29 10 2016-08-03 Ireland, United Kingdom, United States Crimes, International Cooperation, Treaties
US Issues Revised Timelimes and Other Guidance on FATCA Implementation On July 12, 2013, the Treasury and IRS issued Notice 2013-43 extending the start of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) withholding and account due diligence requirements by six months. Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 United States Tax Enforcement
Interpol and IFAW Target Criminal Organizations Involved in Ivory Trafficking in Africa  On July 22, 2013, Interpol issued a press release that Project Wisdom and Project Wendi, an Interpol-led operation supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) targeting criminal... Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 Africa, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia Environment, INTERPOL
U.S. Court in N. Jersey Charges 5 in Hacking U.S. Companies Involved in Financial Transactions On July 25, 2013, an indictment in the U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey was unsealed and charged five defendants with seeking corporate victims engaged in financial transactions, retailers... Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 United States Cybercrime
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Adopts Resolution on Cyber Security The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe – OSCE (the world’s largest regional security organization, with 57 member states) held its 22nd annual session... Michael Plachta 29 10 2013-10-01 European Union Cybercrime
Former U.S. Attaché Caught Smuggling Ivory out of Kenya On July 1st, 2013, President Barack Obama was in Tanzania, pledging $10 million in aid to combat wildlife trafficking. In neighboring Kenya that same day, David McNevin, a former defense attaché at... Sara Hefny 29 10 2013-10-01 Kenya, tanzania Endangered Species, Environment
U.S. Court Authorizes First Use of John Doe Summonses on Behalf of Foreign Government On July 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that federal courts in Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Virginia, and California have issued orders authorizing the Internal... Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 Norway, United States Tax Enforcement
Russia Grants Snowden Temporary Asylum, Frustrating U.S. Extradition Efforts On August 1, 2013, Russia approved National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s application for political asylum, enabling him to leave a Moscow airport and further frustrating the efforts of... Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 Austria, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Hong Kong, Russia, United States Extradition, Human Rights
4 Countries Form International Foreign Bribery Task Force    In May 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce that will meet annually... Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States Corruption
G8 Roma-Lyon Group Addresses Key Issues of International Law Enforcement The G8 Roma-Lyon Group, including the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, Russia, and the European Union, pursues practical projects in counterterrorism,... Michael Plachta 29 10 2013-10-01 G-8 member countries International Cooperation, International Organizations
EUROPOL Releases Report on Italian Organized Crime In the end of June, 2013, EUROPOL released its report “Threat Assessment: Italian Organized Crime”.[2] Italian organized crime is known all over the world, to the point that the term ‘Mafia’ is now... Michael Plachta 29 10 2013-10-01 European Union, Europe, Italy Europol, Organized Crime
First Meeting of the Council of Europe’s Special Group of Experts on Organized Crime The Council of Europe’s Ad hoc Drafting Group on Transnational Organized Crime (PC-GR-COT)[2] held its first meeting in Paris on June 24-26, 2013. Michael Plachta 29 10 2013-10-01 European Union, Europe Council of the European Union, Organized Crime
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Corruption At its 23rd sitting on June 26, 2013, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted two significant documents concerning the obligation of member and observer states of the... Michael Plachta 29 10 2013-10-01 European Union, Europe Corruption, Council of the European Union
European Parliament Approves New OLAF Regulation On July 3, 2013, the European Parliament (EP) adopted – at a second reading – a legislative resolution on the position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of... Michael Plachta 29 10 2013-10-01 European Union, Europe Fraud, OLAF
PRC Arrests Four GlaxoSmithKline Executives in Bribery Investigations On June 15, 2013, China’s Ministry of Public Security announced the arrest of four high-level Chinese Glaxo-Smith Kline PLC executives, alleging that they “severely violated” Chinese law. [1] Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 Australia, Brazil, China, Poland, Russia Extradition
Panama Arrests Ex-CIA Operative on Italian Arrest Warrant for Extraordinary Rendition and Then Releases Him On July 19, 2013, Panama released and flew to the U.S.Robert Seldon Lady, a former CIA operative detained at the request of Italian authorities over his conviction in the 2003 kidnapping of a Muslim... Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 Egypt, Italy, Panama, United States Extradition
Hong Kong Customs Seizes More than 1,000 Baby Elephant Tusks On July 19, 2013, Hong Kong customs seized over 1,000 ivory tusks, primarily from baby elephants, making it the largest customs seizure in three years.[1] Bruce Zagaris 29 10 2013-10-01 Hong Kong, Togo Endangered Species, Environment