Articles

E.g., 2017-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court Delivers an “Unprecedented” Decision on War Crimes of Rape and Sexual Slavery On June 15, 2017, the Appeals Chamber (AP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in a unanimous decision it openly acknowledges as “unprecedented”, has held that a perpetrator can be convicted... Michael Plachta 33 6 2017-06-23 Congo International Criminal Court, Jurisdiction, Rape, War Crimes
Europol Releases Its EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) On June 15, 2017, Europol released its annual “European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT)”, which Europol has produced since 2007. Michael Plachta 33 6 2017-06-23 European Union Terrorism
Senate Passes Tough Russia Sanctions Bill and Awaits House Approval While Trump Administration Issues New Sanctions On June 15, 2017, the Senate approved a new round of sanctions on the Russian Federation, and is awaiting a house vote on the matter. In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, the measure passed by a... Farhad Mirzadeh and Babak Hoghooghi 33 6 2017-06-23 Russia, United States Cybercrime, Sanctions
U.S. Arrests 33 Members of Russian Crime Syndicate On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York announced the unsealing of three indictments and one complaint charging 33 people with a variety of offenses,... Jacob Rasch 33 6 2017-06-23 Russia, United States Arrest, Organized Crime
Jamaican Constitutional Court Upholds Anti-Money Laundering Laws to Lawyers On May 11, 2017, the Jamaican Bar Association obtained an expedited hearing of its appeal of the Constitutional Court’s decision to deny its challenge to the 2013 amendments to the Proceeds of Crime... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-23 Jamaica FATF, Money Laundering
EU Presidency Reports on the Implementation of Recommendations for Counterterrorism On June 8, 2017, the Presidency of the European Union has released a document presenting the measures undertaken by the Union in order to implement the recommendations for the fight against terrorism. Michael Plachta 33 6 2017-06-23 European Union Counter-terrorism, European Union
D.C. Government Charges 12 Security Guards for Turkish President for Assaults on Protesters On June 15, 2017, the District of Columbia government brought criminal charges against a dozen of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security guards for allegedly attacking peaceful protesters... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-23 Turkey, United States Arrest, Immunity
Former Julius Baer Banker Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in FIFA Case On June 15, 2017, Jorge Luis Arzuaga, a former managing director at the Swiss bank Julius Baer, and formerly employed by several Swiss banks, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-23 Argentina, Switzerland, United States Bribery, Corruption, Court Conviction
Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017 The federal government continues to seek methods to combat the ever-increasing technological sophistication of criminals in laundering money. On May 24, 2017, the Senate introduced a bipartisan bill... Farhad Mirzadeh and Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-16 United States Law Enforcement, Money Laundering, Terrorism
Council of the European Union Agrees on Various Justice and Law Enforcement Issues At its 3546th meeting on June 8 and 9, 2017, the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council discussed and adopted positions on a number of criminal justice, home and law enforcement issues. Michael Plachta 33 6 2017-06-16 Europe Council of the European Union, Law Enforcement
U.S. Arrests Ex-Panama Leader on Extradition for Embezzlement and Other Charges On June 12, 2017, United States marshals arrested Ricardo Martinelli, a former president of Panama, at his home in Coral Gables, Florida to face an extradition request on embezzlement and illegal... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-16 Panama, United States Embezzlement, Extradition
21 Persons Indicted in Minnesota for Thai Sex Trafficking Ring On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Attorney in Saint Paul, Minnesota unsealed a superseding indictment charging 21 members of an international sex trafficking ring for their roles in the organization.  The... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-09 Thailand, United States Human Trafficking, Money Laundering
21 Persons Indicted in Minnesota for Thai Sex Trafficking Ring On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Attorney in Saint Paul, Minnesota unsealed a superseding indictment charging 21 members of an international sex trafficking ring for their roles in the organization.  The... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-09 Thailand, United States Human Trafficking, Money Laundering
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Approves the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons At its meeting on May 30, 2017, the Standing Committee acting on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), adopted its Opinion on the Draft protocol amending the... Michael Plachta 33 6 2017-06-09 European Union, Europe Council of the European Union, Prisoner Rights
Epsilon Electronics v. TREA: For OFAC, Circumstantial Evidence Could Be Sufficient To Bring Claims for Violations of Iran Sanctions The saga of California-based wholesaler of electronic equipment for vehicles Epsilon Electronics is one that has been closely observed by OFAC practitioners because of the many issues presented in... Farhad Mirzadeh 33 6 2017-06-09 Iran, United States Sanctions
Trump Administration Returns First Fugitive to China On June 1, 2017, China praised the first return of a fugitive suspect from the United States under the Trump administration, calling it a "major achievement" resulting from talks in April between... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-09 China, United States Extradition, Fugitive
European Court of Human Rights Has Delivered Its Opinion on the Ne Bis In Idem Principle in Tax Law On November 15, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights – Grand Chamber delivered its judgment in the case of A. and B. v. Norway (applications nos. 24130/11 and 29758/11). The case concerned two... Michael Plachta 33 6 2017-06-01 Norway European Court of Human Rights, Prosecution
EUROJUST Releases Two Reports on the Practice of the European Arrest Warrant Between EU States On May 16, 2017, Eurojust released two reports on the practice of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) between member states of the European Union. The documents aim at presenting and discussing various... Michael Plachta 33 6 2017-06-01 Eurojust, Warrants
Banamex USA Agrees to NPA and to Forfeit $97 Million for Money Laundering Violations On May 22, 2017, Banamex USA (BUSA), a financial institution based in Los Angeles, California, and a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., entered into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) and agreed to forfeit... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-06-01 Mexico, United States Bank Secrecy
Former CONCACAF Official Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering On May 24, 2017, Costas Takkas, 60 years old and a former general secretary of the Cayman Islands soccer federation, pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy linked to his receiving and... Bruce Zagaris 33 6 2017-05-26 Cayman Islands, Switzerland, United States Bribery, Money Laundering

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