Articles

E.g., 2017-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Will Destroy Its Inventory of Elephant Ivory as Irish National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Rhinoceros Horns                 On November 5, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that, on November 14, it will destroy some six tons of elephant ivory seized over the years by its special agents and... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2016-08-10 United States Environment, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
Drone Technology Latest Weapon in Fight Against Elephant Poachers With Kenya facing its most serious poaching threat in over 25 years, its authorities are stepping up efforts to protect the declining Kenya wildlife which attracts over $1 billion a year in tourism... Sara Hefny 30 1 2016-08-10 Congo, Kenya, Uganda Environment, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
British Arrest on U.S. Charges Activist Charged with Hacking US Government Database                 On October 25, 2013, British law enforcement officials, involving investigators with the Cyber Crime Unit of the National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested Lauri Love, a young activist with... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2016-08-10 European Union, United Kingdom, United States Charged with Crimes, Computer Crimes
Belgium Lures and then Arrests Somali Pirate Mastermind                 On October 15, 2013, alleged Somali pirate Mohamed “Afweyene” Abdi Hassan arrived at the Brussels airport, believing he would advise as an expert in a film project on maritime piracy... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2016-08-10 Belgium, Somalia Arrest, Deportation, Extradition, Piracy
Discovery of Nazi-Looted Trove Causes Controversy                 On November 4, 2013, a trove of about 1,500 pieces of artwork confiscated by the Nazis was confirmed to have been discovered in the Munich, Germany apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, an... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2016-08-10 Germany Art and Cultural Property, Investigation, Privacy, Tax Crimes
Diebold Enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement and Agrees to $25.2 Million Penalty for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations                 On October 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney of the Northern District Ohio announced that Diebold Inc. (Diebold), the Ohio-based provider of integrated self-... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2016-08-10 China, Russia, United States Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Lebanon Tribunal Indicts Fifth Suspect in 2005 Hariri Killing  On October 11, 2013, representatives of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) brought posters of Hassan Habib Merhi to the Lebanese authorities for the purpose of publicizing the indictment.... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2014-01-01 Lebanon International Courts
U.S. and Australia Cooperate with India on the Kapoor Case on Indian Artifacts    U.S. and Australian authorities are cooperating with efforts by the Indian authorities to investigate alleged thefts of Indian antiquities by Subhash Kapoor.                 Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2014-01-01 Australia, India, United States Cultural Property
Money Laundering, Narcotrafficking, and the End of the Silk Road Website   On October 1, 2013, the FBI arrested Ross William Ulbricht in San Francisco’s Glen Park Branch Library, on charges stemming from his alleged role as the owner and operator of the Silk Road Web site... Rachel Cruse 30 1 2014-01-01 United States Drugs & Trafficking, Money Laundering
Italy Arrests Former UBS Wealth Management Head on U.S. Tax Evasion Charges   On October 19, 2013, Italian authorities arrested 53 year-old Raoul Weil, the fugitive former head of UBS AG (UBSN)’s global wealth management business, after he checked into to a hotel in... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2014-01-01 Italy, Switzerland, United States Extradition, Tax Enforcement
Venetian Resort in Las Vegas Operator Agrees to Return $47 Million In Exchange for Non-Prosecution in Suspicious Circumstances Related to Alleged Narcotics Dealer On August 27, 2013, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced that the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which operates the Venetian-Palazzo hotel complex in Las Vegas, has... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2014-01-01 Hong Kong, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Money Laundering
European Court of Justice Rules EU Mutual Assistance Directive Confers Limited Rights for Taxpayer on Exchange of Tax Information On October 22, 2013, the European Court of Justice, in the case of Jiri Sabou v. Czech Republic (C-276/12), held that Directive 77/799 , the EU mutual assistance directive, and the fundamental right... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2014-01-01 Czech Republic Tax Enforcement
Brazilian Supreme Court Orders Extradition of Former Turks and Caicos Premier  On October 29, 2013, the Brazilian Supreme Court ordered the extradition of former Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick, whose extradition has been requested on corruption and... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2014-01-01 Brazil, Turks and Caicos Corruption, Extradition
U.S., British, and Dutch Enforcement Agencies Impose $I Billion in Fines against Rabobank in Libor Case  On October 29, 2013, Cooperative Central Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (known as Rabobank) agreed to pay more than $1 billion to criminal and civil authorities in the United States, England, and... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2014-01-01 Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States Financial Crimes
European Parliament Adopts New Resolution on Organized Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering At its meeting on October 23, 2013, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a new resolution on organized crime, corruption and money laundering.[2] This resolution is intended to provide political... Michael Plachta 30 1 2014-01-01 European Union Corruption, European Union, Money Laundering, Organized Crime
Whistleblowers’ Protection in Europe: Shortcomings and Need for Change On November 5, 2013, NGO Transparency International (TI) released its report on whistleblowing in Europe together with another report on international principles for whistleblower legislation.[2] The... Michael Plachta 30 1 2014-01-01 European Union Whistle-blowing
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Alleged Transportation by CIA and Its Prisons in Europe    At its plenary session on October 10, 2013, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution revealing that the climate of impunity surrounding EU member states’ complicity in the CIA's secret... Michael Plachta 30 1 2014-01-01 European Union, United States European Union
African Union Requests Deferral of Trial by the International Criminal Court Tense relationships between the African Union and the International Criminal Court (ICC) seem to continue.[2] At the 15th Extraordinary session of the Summit of the African Union (AU), held October... Michael Plachta 30 1 2014-01-01 Africa, Kenya International Criminal Court
ICC Trial Chamber Decides that the Al-Senuissi Case Can Proceed in Libya On October 11, 2013, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided that the case against Abdullah Al-Senuissi is currently subject to domestic proceedings conducted by the... Bruce Zagaris 30 1 2014-01-01 Libya International Criminal Court