Articles

E.g., 2017-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Third U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime Yields Progress On December 7, 2016, the third United States-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues was held. reviewing, among other things, the timeliness and quality of responses to... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-22 China, United States Cybercrime, International Cooperation
European Parliament Releases Its Study on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office In December 2016, European Parliament released a study on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), requested by the Civil Liberties Committee. Michael Plachta 32 12 2016-12-22 European Union International Organizations, Prosecution
Argentine Sports Marketing Company Reaches Settlement on FIFA Corruption On December 13, 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York filed a criminal information charging Torneos Y Competencias S.A. (Torneas), a South American sports marketing... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-22 Argentina, United States Bribery
FATF Releases Mutual Evaluation Report of the United States On December 1, 2016, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its mutual evaluation of the United States’ level of compliance with the international money laundering standards based on the... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-22 United States FATF, Money Laundering
U.S. and Foreign Law Enforcement Take Down Avalanche, a Sophisticated Cybercrime Group  On December 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a multinational operation involving arrests and searches in four countries to dismantle a complex and sophisticated network of computer... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-16 Germany, Netherlands, United States Cybercrime, Europol, International Cooperation
EU Court of Justice Clarifies the Concept of “Arrest Warrant” in the European Arrest Warrant’s Procedure On November 10, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (Fourth Chamber) (the Court) delivered its judgment in the case of Openbaar Ministerie v Halil Ibrahim Özçelik (Case C-453/16). The... Michael Plachta 32 12 2016-12-16 Europe European Union, Warrants
U.N. Security Council Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea Following Nuclear Aggression On November 30, 2016, the United Nations Security Council agreed to adopt Resolution 2321, imposing new sanctions on the rogue state of North Korea, and specifically targeting North Korean exports of... Jacob Rasch 32 12 2016-12-16 China, North Korea International Organizations, Sanctions, United Nations
Taiwanese Legislature Passes Change to Anti-Money Laundering Law On November 9, 2016, the Legislative Yuan, the Parliament of Taiwan, passed an amendment to the Money Laundering Control Act (MLCA) designed to expand the scope of the legislation. The revisions to... Jacob Rasch 32 12 2016-12-16 Taiwan Money Laundering
Bribery Law and Practice by Monty Raphael QC (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016, 328 pp., ISBN 978-0-19-968638-4) This book aims to help and inform businesses and their professional advisers on the current state of anti-bribery initiatives primarily in the United Kingdom .  The U.K. Bribery Act and its... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-16 United Kingdom Bribery, Corruption
EU JHA Council Progresses on Several Enforcement and Criminal Justice Issues At its 3508th meeting on December 8 and 9, 2016, the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council discussed and adopted position on a number of criminal justice, home and law enforcement issues. Michael Plachta 32 12 2016-12-16 Europe EU Justice and Home Affairs Council
Son of Former Gabonese Prime Minister Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Scheme in 3 Countries   On December 9, 2016, Samuel Mebiame, 43, a Gabonese national and son of a former Prime Minister of Gabon, pled guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to conspiring to... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-16 Chad, Congo, Gabon Bribery, Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
European Committee on Crime Problems Makes Progress on Justice and Law Enforcement Issues The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its 71st plenary session on November 28-December 1, 2016, in Strasbourg. Michael Plachta 32 12 2016-12-16 Europe Crimes, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Organized Crime
U.S. Arrests Former Guinean Minister of Mines Arrested for Laundering $8.5 Million On December 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the former Minister of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Guinea was arrested and charged with laundering proceeds from bribes he... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-16 China, Guinea, Hong Kong Bribery, Corruption
European Union: Recent Activities in the Area of Counter-terrorism On December 2nd, 2016, the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) at the European Police Office (Europol) released his report on changes in modus operandi of the so-called Islamic State (IS). The... Michael Plachta 32 12 2016-12-09 Europe, Iraq, Syria Counter-terrorism, European Union, Europol
Panama Committee of Independent Experts Issues Report on Improving Transparency On November 18, 2016, the Committee of Independent Experts (hereafter the “Independent Committee”), established by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez by Executive Decree No. 94 of... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-09 Panama International Banking Supervision, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
European Commission Consultative on Disincentives for Intermediaries for Potentially Aggressive Tax Planning Schemes Presages New Enforcement Initiatives   On November 10, 2016, the European Commission released a consultation to gauge the need for European Union action on the introduction and design of more effective disincentives for intermediaries... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-09 Europe Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
UN Secretary-General Releases Report on Measures to Counter Trafficking in Persons On November 10, 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General submitted to the Security Council his report on the implementation of measures to counter trafficking in persons. On 16 December 2015, the... Michael Plachta 32 12 2016-12-02 Human Trafficking, International Crimes, International Organizations, War Crimes
Panama and Colombia Extradite Three Persons on Drug Trafficking Charges    On November 18, 2016, U.S. law enforcement announced that the Colombian government had extradited Roberto Ponce-Rocha to the United States to stand charges relating to his leadership role in a... Bruce Zagaris 32 12 2016-12-02 Colombia, Panama, United States Charged with Crimes, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition