Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Manhattan U.S. Attorneys Brings Civil Forfeiture Complaint Against Real Estate Corporations Allegedly Involved in Russian Fraud Scheme Uncovered by Magnitsky On September 10, 2013, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, together with other law enforcement officials, announced the filing of a civil forfeiture complaint... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Russia, United States Asset Forfeiture
European Court of Justice Ruling in the Kadi II Case On July 18, 2013, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered a significant judgment on appeal in the Kadi case (Kadi II).[2] Michael Plachta 29 11 2013-11-01 European Union, United States Council of the European Union, European Commission
G20 Leaders Call for Automatic Exchange of Information as the New Global Standard On September 6, 2013, during the heads of government meeting in Saint Petersburg, G20 leaders endorsed and gave a specific timetable to meet a new global tax standard on automatic exchange of... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 G-10 member countries, OECD Tax Enforcement
UN Secretary-General Reports on Transnational Organized Crime in West Africa In June 2013, the Secretary General of the United Nations submitted his report on transnational organized crime to the Security Council (the Council), including illicit drug trafficking in West... Michael Plachta 29 11 2013-11-01 Africa, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal, Togo Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime
Kenya’s Parliament Takes First Step to Withdraw from the ICC on Eve of Trials against Kenya’s Deputy President and Another High-Level Official On September 5, 2013, Kenya’s Parliament took the initial step toward withdrawing from the International Criminal Court less than one week before the start of a trial against its deputy president and... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Kenya International Criminal Court
Lithuania Extradites Accused Russian Arms Dealer to the U.S. On August 14, 2013, a Lithuanian appeals court upheld the extradition of Dmitry Ustinov, 47, and a Russian citizen, to the United States on charges of arms trafficking, notwithstanding protests... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Lithuania, Russia, United States Arms Trafficking, Extradition
U.S. Court of Appeals for 2nd Circuit Upholds Warrantless Searches in Israel On September 9, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals, in a unanimous opinion written by Judge Cabranes, affirmed a conviction using evidence obtained in Israel under a warrantless search and surveillance... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Israel, United States Evidence Sharing
Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act Introduced into U.S. Senate On August 1, 2013, Senators Levin, Grassley, Feinstein, and Harkin re-introduced the Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act (ITLEA) (S. 1465).  It would require states to... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 G-8 member countries, United States Financial Supervision, Money Laundering
European Court of Human Rights Halts UK Extradition of a Terrorist Suspect to the United States On September 9, 2013, judges of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) rejected the United Kingdom’s request for a referral of the case Aswat v. the United Kingdom (application no. 17299/12... Michael Plachta 29 11 2013-11-01 European Union, Europe European Court of Human Rights
Police and Activist Cooperation in Togo Results in Arrest of Major Ivory Trafficker A major arrest in Togo on August 9, 2013 marked a big step for dismantling ivory traffickers across Africa. Togolese shopkeeper Emile N'bouke, 58, is believed to have been involved in the ivory trade... Sara Hefny 29 11 2013-11-01 Hong Kong, Nigeria, Togo Endangered Species, Environment, International Cooperation, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
New Legislation Defines 'Organized Criminal Group' and Related Criminal Procedures In order to fulfill its international obligations with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), the Brazilian House of ... Fabio Calil Gandara 29 11 2013-11-01 Brazil Organized Crime
FATCA Implementation Continues with Opening of Portal, IGA with Cayman, New Forms and Updating IGA Models  The implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is gaining momentum with developments in the opening of the portal for registration, issuance of new forms and revised IGAs, and... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Cayman Islands, United States Tax Enforcement
Jamaican National Arrested in the U.S. for Role in Lottery Scam   On August 14, 2013, U.S. law enforcement officials arrested Oneike Mickhale Barnett, a Jamaican national, in Orlando, Florida, who was indicted on August 9, 2012 by a federal grand jury in Fort... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Jamaica, United States Fraud
Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance Following media reports in July 2013 on world-wide surveillance program run by the U.S. NSA, a group of 215 Non-Government Organizations released “International Principles on the Application of Human... Michael Plachta 29 11 2013-11-01 United States Human Rights, Intelligence, United Nations
Plea to Trafficking in Rhino Horns Yields Forfeiture and International Asset Recovery  A plea agreement in a case involving trafficking in rhinoceros horns has yielded substantial forfeiture of proceeds of crime that will be used for technical and financial assistance to the... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 United States Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Endangered Species, Environment
Swiss Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with U.S. Taxpayers to Evade Tax On August 16, 2013, Edgar Paltzer, a former partner at a Swiss law firm, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to conspiring with U.S. taxpayer-clients and others to help U.S. taxpayers... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Switzerland, United States Tax Enforcement
Russia Warns Citizens Who Are U.S. Criminal Targets of the Dangers of Travel On September 2, 2003, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a travel advisory to its citizens to refrain from travel abroad if they believe they could be of interest to U.S. law enforcement... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Russia, United States Extradition
Brazil Helps Convicted Former Bolivian Opposition Leader to Escape From Brazilian Embassy to Brazil, Igniting Demands From Bolivia For His Return On August 24, 2013, the acting head of the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia helped former Bolivian opposition leader Roger Pinto slip out of the embassy at night and drove him to the Brazilian... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Bolivia, Brazil Asylum, Extradition, Human Rights
U.S. and Swiss Issue Joint Statement on Cooperation on Tax Investigations On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a program that will encourage Swiss banks to cooperate in DOJ’s continuing investigations of the use of foreign bank accounts to... Bruce Zagaris 29 11 2013-11-01 Switzerland, United States Tax Enforcement
Automatic Exchange of Tax Information and BRICS: the Brazilian Case On May 16, 2013, the Brazilian government ratified its tax information agreement with the United States, intended as a step towards a greater exchange of information and helping to alleviate some of... Alberto Gil Soriano 29 11 2013-11-01 Brazil, European Union, United States International Cooperation, OECD, Tax Enforcement