Articles

E.g., 2017-03
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
FinCEN Designates Banca Privada d'Andorra a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern                 On March 6, 2015, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), U.S. Treasury, issued a notice of finding that the Banca Privada d’Andorra (BPA) is a financial institution of... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2016-08-17 United States Banking Supervision, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Money Laundering
U.S. Returns More than 60 Iraqi Cultural Treasures to Iraq On March 16, 2015, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) returned more than 60 Iraqi cultural treasures illegally smuggled into the United States... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-20 Iraq, United States Art and Cultural Property, Asset Seizure, Border Security, Charged with Crimes, Conspiracy, Cultural Property, Customs Enforcement, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, International Crimes, Investigation, Property Restitution, Seizure, Smuggle
Commerzbank AG Admits to Sanctions and Money Laundering Violations and to $1.45 Billion Fine On March 12, 2015, Commerzbank AG, an international financial institution headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, and its U.S. branch, Commerzbank AG New York Brank (Commerz New York), have agreed to... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-20 Germany, Iran, United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, False Papers, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision, Fraud, International Banking Supervision, Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Penalties, Sanctions, Securities Exchange Commission, Settlement, U.S. Federal Government
U.S. Releases Proposed Model Non-Prosecution Agreement for Swiss Banks In early March 2015, the tax media published the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) draft U.S. Department of Justice Model Non-Prosecution Agreement (NPA) for Swiss Banks. Swiss banks participating... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-20 Switzerland, United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Data Sharing, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, International Banking Supervision, International Cooperation, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Oversight
EU Presidency Releases Its Handbook on Trafficking in Human Beings On March 18, 2015, the European Union Presidency released a revised version of its Handbook on trafficking in human beings. At the Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP) meeting of September 12, 2014,... Michael Plachta 31 3 2015-03-20 European Union European Union, Human Trafficking, Law Enforcement, Policy/Directives
UK House of Lords Committee Releases Its Report on Extradition Law and Practice On March 10, 2015, the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Extradition Law published its report on extradition law and practice. The Select Committee on Extradition Law was appointed by the House... Michael Plachta 31 3 2015-03-13 Europe, United Kingdom European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Extradition, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Policy/Directives
Civil Society Criticizes Luxembourg Criminal Charges against Former PwC Whistleblower On December 12, 2014, a Luxembourg judge, acting on a 2012 complaint by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP(PwC) in Luxembourg, brought criminal proceedings against Antoine Deltour, former PwC junior auditor... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-13 European Union, Luxembourg Confidentiality, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Disclosure, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
President Obama Blocks Property and Prohibits Entry into the U.S. of Seven Venezuelan Officials On March 9, 2015, President Barack Obama, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act, (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA),... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-13 United States, Venezuela Human Rights, Penalties, Policy/Directives, Political Leaders, Political Strife, Protests, Violence
EU Intelligence Project on Environmental Crime: Preliminary Report On November 21, 2014, the EU informal Environmental Crime Network (EnviCrimeNet) released its preliminary report on environmental crime in Europe. Michael Plachta 31 3 2015-03-13 European Union Endangered Species, Environment, Eurojust, Europol, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Organizations, Policy/Directives
Fair Trials Intervenes in the Julian Assange Trial On February 26, 2015, lawyers acting in the criminal prosecution against Julian Assange in Sweden submitted an independent opinion prepared by Fair Trials, highlighting the lack of clarity... Michael Plachta 31 3 2015-03-13 Europe, Sweden Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Fair Trial, Human Rights
Montenegro Extradites 3 Persons to the U.S. on International Arms Trafficking Charges On February 26, 2015, the U.S Department of Justice announced the extradition of Cristian Vintila, 44, Massimo Romagnoli, 43, and Virgil Flaviu Georgescu, 42, international arms traffickers charged... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-13 Colombia, United States Arms Trafficking, Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Conspiracy, Extradition
The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Secures First Conviction Against a Corporation for Foreign Bribery On February 12, 2015, Judge HHJ Higgins of the Southwark Crown Court sentenced two employees of Smith and Ouzman Ltd., a printing company based in Eastbourne, England, following a trial and a jury... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-13 Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, United Kingdom Bribery, Corruption, Court Conviction
European Ombudsman Sets Whistleblowing Rules On March 2, 2015, The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, called on EU institutions to adopt whistleblowing rules. She has found that seven out of the nine EU institutions questioned by her office... Michael Plachta 31 3 2015-03-06 European Union European Commission, European Union, Policy/Directives, Whistle-blowing
Europol Released Its Report on Future Trends in Organized Crime On March 2, 2015, Europol released its latest report on organized crime. The report focuses on future perspectives and trends in this area.     Michael Plachta 31 3 2015-03-06 Europe European Union, Europol, Organized Crime, Policy/Directives
Italy and Switzerland Sign Exchange of Information Treaty Protocol and Roadmap to Cooperation On February 23, 2015, Italy and Switzerland signed an exchange of information protocol to their 1976 income tax treaty in Milan Italy.  The countries also signed a roadmap for continued dialogue on... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-06 Italy, Switzerland International Banking Supervision, International Convention, International Cooperation, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
United Nations Released Its report on Widespread Human Rights Violations in Iraq On February 23, 2015, United Nations released a report on the protection of civilians in the armed conflict in Iraq. The report, produced jointly by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the... Michael Plachta 31 3 2015-03-06 Iraq Crimes against Humanity, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Torture, United Nations, War Crimes
U.S. Appellate Court Overturns Conviction of Australian On February 28, 2015, the United States Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) overturned the decision of a Military Commission Judge and set aside the guilty plea of Australian, David M. Hicks... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-03-06 Afghanistan, Australia, United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Court Conviction, Sentencing, Settlement, Terrorism
Goodyear Settles FCPA Charges with the SEC On February 24, 2015, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company agreed to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission on charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when its... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-02-27 Angola, Kenya, United States Bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Securities Exchange Commission, Settlement
Cuba Releases Canadian After 3 Years in Jail for Corruption and Tax Crimes On February 21, 2015, Cuba released Cy Tokmakjian, a Canadian businessman who was imprisoned in Cuba on corruption and tax evasion charges for more than three years.A Cuban court sentenced Tokmakjian... Bruce Zagaris 31 3 2015-02-27 Canada, Cuba Asset Seizure, Bribery, Charged with Crimes, Corruption, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Tax Crimes