Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Government’s Ability to Obtain and Provide International Enforcement Constrained By Budget, Failure to Meet International Standards, and Join International Initiatives As the United States government tries to increase its ability to extend its authority to collect revenue and prosecute transnational criminal activity, it is increasingly at a cross road with... Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-22 United States Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Conferences, Confidentiality, Counter-terrorism, Counterfeiting, Cross-Border Communication, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Due Diligence, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, International Banking Supervision, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Criminal and Comparative Law, International Law, Jurisdiction, Law Enforcement, Legislation, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Policy/Directives, Regulation
West Continues Efforts to Disrupt Hezbollah Funding Recent law enforcement actions illustrate that Western governments are continuing their efforts to disrupt terrorist financing and money laundering by Hezbollah.  The U.S., Australia, and European... Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-22 Australia, Europe, United States Arms Trafficking, Arrest, Asset Seizure, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Counter-terrorism, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance
Philippines Government Will Start Website to Find Stolen Art of Imelda Marcos On November 27, 2015, the Philippine government announced it is starting a crowdsourcing website to try to find and recover some 200 prized pieces of art by Picasso, Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Rembrandt... Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-22 Philippines Art and Cultural Property, Asset Seizure, Comparative and International Law, Conspiracy, Embezzlement, Evidence Gathering
UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Terrorist Financing On December 17, 2015, at its first ever meeting at a Finance Ministers’ level, the United Nations Security Council stepped up its efforts to cut off all sources of funding for the Islamic State in... Michael Plachta 31 12 2015-12-22 Conferences, Counter-terrorism, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Security Council, Terrorism, United Nations
Council of Europe Has Endorsed Action Plan on Transnational Organized Crime At its 69th plenary session on December 1-4, 2015, in  Strasbourg, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) has decided to approve the draft Action Plan on... Michael Plachta 31 12 2015-12-22 European Union, Europe Conferences, Economic Integration, Information Exchange, International Convention, International Cooperation, Organized Crime, Policy/Directives
Justice Department Moves to Dismiss Foreign Action After Releasing More than $115 Million in Alleged Corruption Proceeds to NGOs in Kazakhstan On December 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss a forfeiture action against approximately $115 million alleged to be proceeds of foreign official corruption and involved... Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-18 Kazakhstan, Switzerland, United States Abuse of Children, Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, Administration of Justice, Asset Forfeiture, Corruption, Money Laundering, Settlement
Spain Arrests Irish Terrorist Suspect Wanted by the United States On December 11, 2015, the Spanish government announced the arrest of Ali Charaf Damache, who is wanted by the United States for terrorism activities, including a failed effort to kill a Swedish... Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-18 Ireland, Spain, United States Arrest, Extradition, Sentencing, Terrorism, Warrants
U.K. Territories Agree to Measures on Tax Enforcement, Corporate Transparency, and Anti-Corruption On December 1-2, 2015, the political leaders and representatives of the U.K. and the Overseas Territories (OTs) met as the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) at Lancaster House in London and issued a... Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-11 United Kingdom Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Border Security, Compliance, Conferences, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Due Diligence, Environment, FATF, Information Exchange, International Convention, International Cooperation, Mutual Legal Assistance, Offshore Banking, Policy/Directives, Political Leaders, Transparency
With an Eye to Finalizing a Domestic Peace Accord, Colombia Denies Extradition of a FARC Member to the U.S. On December 1, 2015, an executive order signed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in October was made public, rejecting a U.S. request for the extradition of Juan Vicente Carvajal, better... David A. Sadoff 31 12 2015-12-11 Colombia Administration of Justice, Arms Trafficking, Border Security, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Cross-Border Communication, Cultural Property, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, Fugitive, Gang Activity, Gangs, Immunity, Information Exchange, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Criminal and Comparative Law, International Law, Kidnaping, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime, Peacekeeping, Policy/Directives, Political Leaders, Settlement, Victims Compensation
European Committee on Crime Problems Deals with Transnational Organized Crime, Cultural Property, Migrant Smuggling, and Prison and Prisoner Transfer Issues The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its 69th plenary session on December 1-4, 2015, in Strasbourg. The Committee considered four issues as the main... Michael Plachta 31 12 2015-12-11 Europe Adjective Enforcement, Arms Trafficking, Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Counter-terrorism, Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Deportation, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Immigration, Information Exchange, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Organizations, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime, Policy/Directives, Terrorism
U.S. Congress Enacts Law Linking Passports to Tax Collection On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Congress passed a $305 billion funding bill, which will provide funding for five years and has provisions linking the administration of passports to large tax debts. Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-11 United States Adjective Enforcement, Asset Seizure, Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Evidence Sharing, Information Exchange, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
European Commission Releases Its Proposal for a New Directive on Combatting Terrorism On December 2, 2015, the European Commission has released its proposal for a new directive to combat terrorism. This instrument is aimed at replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on... Michael Plachta 31 12 2015-12-04 European Union Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Arms Trafficking, Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Council of the European Union, Counter-terrorism, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Detention, EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, European Commission, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, FATF, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, Intelligence, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Policy/Directives, Terrorism, United Nations
Swiss Court Convicts in Absentia and Sentences Falciani to 5 Years Imprisonment for HSBC Tax Leaks On November 27, 2015, a Swiss federal court in Bellinzona convicted Hervé Falciani of attempted aggravated economic espionage and sentenced him to five years imprisonment.  However, Falciani, a... Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-04 France, Switzerland Administration of Justice, Arrest, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Confidentiality, Conspiracy, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Deportation, Detention, Fair Use, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Fugitive, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal and Comparative Law, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance, Prisoner Rights, Sentencing, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation, Whistle-blowing, White Collar Crime
U.S. Announces 16 More FIFA Officials Charged and Guilty Pleas for 8 On December 3, 2015, U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and other high-ranking U.S. law enforcement officials announced the unsealing of a 92-count superseding indictment in federal court in... Bruce Zagaris 31 12 2015-12-04 Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Switzerland, United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Arrest, Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Bribery, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Corruption, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Detention, Enforcement of International Sports Law, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Extradition, Financial Crimes, Fugitive, Indictment, Information Exchange, Inspection, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Money Laundering, Racketeering/RICO, Seizure, Sentencing, Settlement, U.S. Federal Government, Victims Compensation
European Union Takes on Firearms to Fight Terrorism and Organized Crime On November 18, 2015, the European Commission adopted a package of measures to make it more difficult to acquire firearms in the European Union, better track legally held firearms, strengthen... Michael Plachta 31 12 2015-12-04 European Union, France Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Arms Trafficking, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Counter-terrorism, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, European Commission, European Union, Evidence Sharing, Information Exchange, Intelligence, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Law, Law Enforcement, National Security, Organized Crime, Policy/Directives, Terrorism