Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Director of Public Prosecutions Dispatches Attorneys Overseas for Asset Recovery On February 24, 2014, Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) revealed that her office is stationing two new specialist prosecutors in Spain and the United Arab Emirates,... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Focuses on Information Exchange and Enforcement Aspects of Pending Tax Treaties The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, with Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Barrasso (R-Wyo) attending, held a hearing on pending U.S. income tax treaties.  In particular, they... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Chile, Hungary, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United States Tax Enforcement
Swiss Attorney General Will Request Mutual Assistance from Egypt on Mubarak Assets On January 31, 2014, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland announced it will request help from the Egyptian judicial authorities in obtaining evidence of possible predicate offenses to... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Egypt, Switzerland Asset Forfeiture, Corruption, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance
U.S. Files Suit to Forfeit Italian Antiquity Linked to Convicted Smuggler  On February 27, 2014, the United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York filed a civil complaint in federal court seeking forfeiture of an ancient Italian sarcophagus lid, an ancient... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Italy, United States Cultural Property
Curacao Court Denies U.S. Extradition Request for 3 Persons Accused of Narcotics Offenses On February 6, 2014, the Court of Justice in Curacao denied an extradition request by the United States for 3 people identified as K., R., and F.  The U.S. government had requested their extradition... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Curaçao, Netherlands Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
Mexico Arrests El Chapo with Help from the U.S. On February 22, 2014, Mexican marines and U.S. agents arrested Joaquín Guzman Loera, “El Chapo”, an alleged major drug kingpin of Sinaloa.  He was arrested in the early morning in a 12-story... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Mexico, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime
Aisan Industry Co. Ltd Agrees to Guilty Plea and 6.86 Million Fine for Price Fixing on Automobile Parts On February 3, 2014, Aisan Industry Co. Ltd., company based in Obu, Japan, agreed to plead guilty and to pay a criminal fine of $6.86 million for its participation in a price-fixing conspiracy... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Japan, United States Antitrust Cooperation
Senate Permanent Investigative Subcommittee Holds New Hearing on Offshore Tax Evasion, Calling for Improved Prosecution On February 26, 2014, Senator Carl Levin (D-Wis.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, opened the hearing by stating that the hearing was a supplement to the 2008... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Switzerland, United States Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
Lithuanian Court Allows Investigation in the Mustafa al-Hawsawi Case Mustafa al-Hawsawi was seized in Pakistan in 2003, and – together with 13 others – was sent to Guantánamo in September 2006. He has stated that he was rendered to a CIA torture prison in the village... Michael Plachta 30 5 2014-05-01 Lithuania, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States Human Rights, Torture
European Parliament Adopts Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation On February 4, 2014, the European Parliament adopted a new directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation.[2]   Michael Plachta 30 5 2014-05-01 European Union European Union, Sanctions
German Justice Minister Proposes Abolition of Statute of Limitation and Independent Center to Search for Looted Art On February 7, 2014, German authorities proposed a new law to abolish its 30-year statute of limitations for certain cases involving stolen property, which would facilitate efforts to seek the... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Germany Cultural Property
President Obama Issues National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking  On February 11, 2014, President Barack Obama issued a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.[1] The strategy involves three elements:  strengthening enforcement; reducing demand for... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 United States Environment, Wildlife
Netherlands Arrest Genocide Suspect for Extradition to Rwanda  On January 23, 2014, the Dutch law enforcement arrest Jean Baptist Mugimba in connection with the mass slaughter of Tutsis in Nyakabanda, a district in a suburb of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, for... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Netherlands, Rwanda Extradition, Genocide
OECD Issues Common Reporting Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information On February 13, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) unveiled the first half of its model framework for automatic exchange of tax information, which the U.S. and... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 G-10 member countries, United States OECD
World Wildlife Summit Hosted in London by the UK Government The UK called together global leaders for a major conference in London on February 13, 2014 to help eradicate illegal wildlife trade and better protect the world’s most iconic species from the... Michael Plachta 30 5 2014-05-01 Botswana, Chad, Gabon, Tanzania, United Kingdom Wildlife
European Data Protection Supervisor’s Opinions on Two Documents of the European Commission on Mass Surveillance On February 21, 2014, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), released his Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on “... Michael Plachta 30 5 2014-05-01 European Union Data Privacy
European Commission Reveals Its First Anti-Corruption Report On February 3, 2014, the European Commission released its first “EU Anti-Corruption Report”.[2] The Report covers all 28 EU Member States. It consists of: (i) a general chapter summarizing the main... Michael Plachta 30 5 2014-05-01 European Union Corruption
U.S.-Italian Enforcement Cooperation Breaks Italian Organized Crime Syndicate On February 11, 2014, Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and George Venizelos, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 Italy, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime
Report on Assessments of AML and CTF Underscores Gaps in the Process As governments, international organizations, and professionals prepare for the fourth round of anti-money laundering enforcement (AML) and counter-terrorism financial (CFT) enforcement, a report by... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 United States Counter-terrorism, Money Laundering
French Trial of Rwandan on Genocide Charges Signals Shift in French Policy After two decades of relative inactivity following the 1994 Rwandan genocide, on February 4, 2014, France’s two-year-old special war crimes tribunal started its first trial, with former intelligence... Bruce Zagaris 30 5 2014-05-01 France, Rwanda Crimes against Humanity, Genocide