Articles

E.g., 2017-03
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
House Human Rights Commission Holds Briefing on Allegations of Misuse of the Interpol Red Notice Process Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass), who sponsored the Magnitsky Act, welcomed the panelists.  Liana W. Rosen, Specialist in International Crime and Narcotics, Congressional Research Service (CRS), moderated... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-23 Kazakhstan, Russia Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Human Rights, INTERPOL, U.S. Congress, U.S. Federal Government, Warrants
Namibia Extradites Jacob “Kobi” Alexander for Securities Fraud For Which He Pleads Guilty On August 24, 2016, Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, an Israeli national, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud for his role in a stock options backdating scheme involving Comverse Technologies Inc... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-23 Israel, Namibia, United States Charged with Crimes, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Extradition, Securities Law, U.S. Federal Government
Nicaragua Gives Asylum to El Salvador’s Former President during Corruption Investigation On September 6, 2016, the Nicaraguan government announced it held given asylum to Mauricio Funes, a former president of El Salvador who faces a civil action related to funds discovered in his bank... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-23 El Salvador, Nicaragua Asylum, Corruption, Embezzlement, Investigation
New Zealand Court Allows Livestreaming of Kim Dotcom’s Extradition Appeal Hearing On August 30, 2016, the second day of his appellate hearing to challenge a lower court judgment authorizing his extradition to the United States, Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom won his request to... David A. Sadoff 32 9 2016-09-23 New Zealand, United States Arrest, Copyright, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Extradition, Internet Crime, Money Laundering, Racketeering/RICO
European Commission Releases Its Study on Migrant Smuggling In September 2016, the European Commission published an analytical study on migrant smuggling. This case study focusses on Pakistan, Turkey and Greece to assess the efficacy of the European... Michael Plachta 32 9 2016-09-23 Greece, Pakistan, Turkey Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, Comparative and International Law, Data Sharing, European Commission, Intelligence, International Cooperation, National Security, Policy/Directives
China and Canada Agree to Cooperation on Extradition, Corruption, Transnational Organized Crime, Asset Forfeiture, and Visa Fraud On September 12, 2016, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Canada agreed to start discussions on a bilateral extradition treaty to enable China to obtain the return of corrupt fugitive Chinese... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-23 Canada, China Asset Forfeiture, Corruption, International Convention, International Cooperation, Organized Crime, Policy/Directives, Treaties
G20 Calls for Improved Anti-Corruption, Transparency of Ownership, Extradition, Asset Recovery, and International Tax Cooperation On September 6, 2016, the G20 Leaders Communique following the summit on September 4-5, 2016 called for enhanced cooperation on anti-corruption, transparency of ownership, extradition and... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-16 China, G-8 member countries Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Conferences, Corruption, Extradition, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, International Banking Supervision, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Law, International Organizations, OECD, Policy/Directives, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation, Transparency
GAO Reports on the SEC Conflict Minerals Rule On August 25, 2016, the General Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report examining (1) country disclosures filed in 2015 in response to the SEC conflict minerals regulations, (2) challenges to... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-16 Congo, United States Disclosure, Policy/Directives, Regulation, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Securities Trade Enforcement, Trade Crimes, Trade Enforcement
Casino Rolls Loaded Dice: Money Laundering Conviction Results in Revocation of Gaming License On August 31, 2016, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero ordered the former operator of the Normandie Club in Gardena, California to pay a $1 million criminal fine and forfeit nearly $1.4 million after... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-16 United States Banking Supervision, Charged with Crimes, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Gambling, Money Laundering, Policy/Directives, U.S. Federal Government
EU Presidency Releases Counter-Terrorism Implementation Paper On September 8, 2016, the EU Presidency released its report on the implementation of counter-terrorism measures in the context of its internal security strategy. Michael Plachta 32 9 2016-09-16 European Union Border Security, Counter-terrorism, Customs, Customs Enforcement, European Union, Europol, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, National Security, Policy/Directives
EU Court of Justice Delivers Its Judgment on Extradition On September 6, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Grand Chamber, delivered its judgment in the Case C-182/15 Aleksei Petruhhin. The ruling concerns the limits of the protection... Michael Plachta 32 9 2016-09-09 Estonia, Latvia, Russia Arrest, Border Security, Charged with Crimes, Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Drugs & Trafficking, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Extradition, Human Rights, INTERPOL, Warrants
Swiss Attorney General Opens Criminal Proceedings on German Football Association On September 1, 2016, the Office of the Swiss Attorney General announced the opening of criminal proceedings concerning former members of the executive board of the organizing committee of the German... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-09 Germany, Switzerland Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Fraud, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Money Laundering
U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Award Against PLO for Terror Attacks Due to Jurisdiction On August 31, 2016, the United States court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a $655 million award against the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) for... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-09 Israel, Palestine, United States Counter-terrorism, International Crimes, International Law, Jurisdiction, Lawsuits, Murder, Terrorism
SEC FCPA Enforcement Settlement with Astra Zeneca PLC Requires Payment of $5.5 Million On August 31, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission and AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) entered into a settlement of SEC’s allegations of violating internal controls and recordkeeping provisions of the... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-09 China, Russia, United States Corruption, Due Diligence, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Fraud, Penalties, Policy/Directives, Securities Exchange Commission, Settlement
Cayman Government Cooperates with Canadian Tax Information Requests Regarding Potential Tax Evasion Cases During the last week of July, the Federal Court of Canada approved requests of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for seven years’ worth of transaction information from the Royal Bank of Canada and... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-02 Canada, Cayman Islands Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
U.S. Jury Finds Russian National Guilty of Cybercrimes On August 25, 2016, a federal jury in Seattle, Washington found Roman Valerevich Seleznev of Vladivostok, Russia guilty of 38 of 40 cybercrimes and fraud in a case that has caused significant tension... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-02 Maldives, Russia, United States Administration of Justice, Asset Seizure, Charged with Crimes, Conspiracy, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Detention, Extradition, Fair Trial, Financial Crimes, International Crimes, Internet Crime, Jurisdiction
U.S. Jury Finds Russian National Guilty of Cybercrimes On August 25, 2016, a federal jury in Seattle, Washington found Roman Valerevich Seleznev of Vladivostok, Russia guilty of 38 of 40 cybercrimes and fraud in a case that has caused significant tension... Bruce Zagaris 32 9 2016-09-02 Maldives, Russia, United States Administration of Justice, Asset Seizure, Charged with Crimes, Conspiracy, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Detention, Extradition, Fair Trial, Financial Crimes, International Crimes, Internet Crime, Jurisdiction
Interpol’s Vital Role in Securing the Rio Olympics The Olympic Games have a track record of being one of the largest security operations in the world, drawing hundreds of thousands of people from all across the globe. This August’s Rio Olympics were... Matthew Martinez 32 9 2016-09-02 Brazil Due Diligence, INTERPOL, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Law Enforcement
ECtHR Grand Chamber Reversed Judgment in the Case of J.K. and Others v. Sweden On August 23, 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (Court) delivered a final judgment in the case of J.K. and Others v. Sweden (application no. 59166/12). The Court held, by... Michael Plachta 32 9 2016-09-02 Iraq, Sweden Asylum, Deportation, European Court of Human Rights, Human Rights, Immigration, Investigation, Lawsuits