Articles

E.g., 2017-03
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Tensions Between U.S., Russia Grow Over Cyber Threat On October 5th, 2016, Czech authorities arrested Russian national Yevgeniy Nikulin in a raid on the Prague hotel in which he had been staying on vacation with his girlfriend. In a statement regarding... Jacob Rasch 32 10 2016-10-27 Azerbaijan, Russia, United States Cybercrime, Intelligence, National Security, Prosecution
Outcome of the EU - US Justice and Home Affairs Senior Officials Meeting On September 8-9, 2016, the EU-US Senior Officials Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs was held in Bratislava, Slovakia. This meeting aimed to oversee Trans-Atlantic cooperation to fight terrorism... Michael Plachta 32 10 2016-10-27 Europe, Slovak Republic, United States Counter-terrorism, Information Exchange, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance, Terrorism
U.S. Court Upholds Jurisdiction and Denies Reza Zarrab’s Motion to Dismiss Indictment on Violation of Iranian Sanctions             On October 17, 2016, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York denied the motion by Reza Zarrab, a Turkish/Iranian businessman,... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-27 Iran, United States Charged with Crimes, Jurisdiction, Sanctions
Swiss Supreme Court confirms prohibition for Swiss banks to disclose the names of lawyers associated with the banks' U.S. clients to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Justice (DoJ) Under the well-known U.S. "Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target letters for Swiss banks", certain Swiss financial institutions (category 2) may negotiate a non-prosecution agreement (... Charles Goumaz 32 10 2016-10-27 Switzerland, United States Bank Secrecy, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Privacy
Indian Police Raid Call Centers and Arrest Scammers Targeting U.S. Victims On October 4, 2016, police in India carried out a midnight raid at a call center in Mumbai and arrested 770 employers, later charging seventy with fraud, wrongful impersonation and violating India’s... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-27 India, United States Crimes, Fraud, Law Enforcement
Suriname Arrest Guyanese Fugitive as Questions Are Asked about Investigation of Alleged Corruption in the Prior Guyanese Government On October 14, 2016, Surinamese law enforcement announced that a Special SWAT Team had arrested Guyanese drug kingpin Barry Datram and his wife, Anjanie Boodnarine, in a house in Latour, Suriname. ... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-19 Guyana, Suriname Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, Fugitive
NGOs Publish Recommendations for the Hybrid Court for South Sudan On October 13, 2016, Amnesty International and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) published recommendations for the establishment of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan (HCSS). In this... Michael Plachta 32 10 2016-10-19 Sudan Human Rights, International Criminal Court, International Criminal and Comparative Law, Trial, War Crimes
Treasury and Commerce Announce 6th Recent Liberalization of Cuban Regulations On October 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced new amendments to... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-19 Cuba, United States Sanctions
U.S. Treasury Designates 3rd Party Payment Processor a Transnational Criminal Organization            On September 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the PacNet Group (“PacNet”) as a significant transnational criminal organization... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-18 Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States Money Laundering, White Collar Crime
U.S. Justice Department Petitions for Review En Banc of Stored Communications Act in Favor of Microsoft’s Emails On October 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for a review by the entire circuit of a decision upholding Microsoft’s motion to quash... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-18 Ireland, United States Computer Crimes, Data Privacy, Fair Trial, Warrants
Conference on Finance, Fintech, and the Future of Banking in the Caribbean Basin Focuses on the Problems of De-risking On October 5-6, 2016, a conference at the Organization of American States (OAS) discussed the effort to fight against money-laundering and the financing of terrorism, a global problem with financial... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-17 Barbados, Bermuda, Caribbean, Central America, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico Administration of Justice, Fraud, International Banking Supervision, Money Laundering, Offshore Banking
International Criminal Court Refers Kenya to the Assembly of States Parties On September 19, 2016, the Trial Chamber V(B) (the Chamber) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, found that, under Articles 86, 87(7), 93... Michael Plachta 32 10 2016-10-14 Kenya International Crimes, International Criminal Court, International Law
OCC Issues Risk Manager Guidance on Foreign Correspondent Banks On October 5, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued guidance to national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies regarding periodic... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-14 United States Banking Supervision, Money Laundering
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Lessons from the “Panama Papers” to Ensure Fiscal and Social Justice At its 31st sitting held on October 11, 2016, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2130 (2016) on lessons from the “Panama Papers” to ensure fiscal and social... Michael Plachta 32 10 2016-10-14 European Union, Panama Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Tax Havens
European Data Protection Supervisor Releases Guidelines on Whistleblowing Procedures On July 18, 2016, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published his Guidelines on Whistleblowing Procedures. It is noteworthy that in March 2015, the European Ombudsman drafted... Michael Plachta 32 10 2016-10-07 European Union Confidentiality, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, International Cooperation, International Law, Oversight, Policy/Directives, Regulation, Whistle-blowing
U.S. Congress Passes Act against Sponsors of Terrorism Targeting the Saudi Government’s Role in the Terrorist Incidents of September 11, 2001 On September 28, 2016, the U.S. Congress voted overwhelmingly to override a veto by President Obama for the first time, enacting into law the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” that would... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-07 Saudi Arabia Administration of Justice, Comparative and International Law, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Disclosure, Fair Trial, Fair Use, Federal Code, International Crimes, Jurisdiction, Lawsuits, Legal Ethics, Policy/Directives, Political Strife, Sovereignty, Terrorism, U.S. Congress
Ochs-Ziff Settles FCPA Charges and Agrees to Pay $412 Million On September 29, 2016, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (Och-Ziff), a New York based alternative investment and hedge fund manager, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, OZ Africa Management GP LLC (... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-10-07 Congo, Libya Bribery, Charged with Crimes, Compliance, Corruption, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Data Sharing, Due Diligence, Federal Code, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Forgery, Fraud, Freezing of Assets, International Crimes, Investigation, U.S. Federal Government
Government Accountability Office Recommends Task Force on Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Africa to develop Performance Targets to Assess Progress During the third week of September 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on efforts by the U.S. government to combat wildlife trafficking, recommending the establishment of... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-09-30 Africa, China, Kenya, United States Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, Asset Seizure, Comparative and International Law, Cross-Border Communication, Endangered Species, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Export Enforcement, Inspection, U.S. Federal Government, Undercover Operations, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
U.S. Indicts and Brings Forfeiture Action against Four Chinese Nationals and China-Based Company for Evading North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Programs On September 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it unsealed  a criminal complaint against  four Chinese nationals and a trading company based in Dandong, China  for conspiring to... Bruce Zagaris 32 10 2016-09-30 China, North Korea, United States Asset Forfeiture, Charged with Crimes, Compliance, Customs Enforcement, Economic Crimes, Economic Sanctions, Export Enforcement, Indictment, International Crimes, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance, National Security, Sanctions
International Prosecutors Present Preliminary Results of an Investigation into the Downed Malaysian Airplane Flight MH17 On September 28, 2016, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) presented the first results of the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian airplane flight MH17 on July 17, 2014. In... Michael Plachta 32 10 2016-09-30 Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine European Union, Evidence Gathering, International Crimes, International Criminal Tribunal, International Law, Investigation, Law Enforcement