Articles

E.g., 2017-09
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
US Justice Department Issues Report on Prosecutions of Transnational Organized Crime On August 1, 2017, the United States Department of Justice issued a report on the convictions of members of transnational criminal organizations during the third quarter of the Fiscal Year 2017.  The... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-18 United States Organized Crime
Israel Arrests Beny Steinmetz over Suspected Bribery in Guinea On August 11, 2017, Israeli law enforcement officials arrested businessman Beny Steinmetz, acting Bezeq Chairman David Granot, and strategic Consultant Tal Silberstein for questioning in a police... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-18 Israel Bribery
UN Secretary-General Reports on the Scope and Application of Universal Jurisdiction in Criminal Matters On June 22, 2017, United Nations Secretary-General submitted to the General Assembly his report on the scope and application of universal jurisdiction in criminal matters.   Michael Plachta 33 8 2017-08-18 Europe, Germany, Togo Comparative and International Law, Jurisdiction, United Nations
OFAC Targets Alleged Mexican Drug Boss and “His Vast Network,” Including International Soccer Star Rafa Márquez Describing him as a “longtime Mexican Drug Kingpin,” the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury acted on August 11, 2017 to designate Raul Flores Hernandez and the... Peter Hardy, Dennis Burke and Priya Roy 33 8 2017-08-18 Mexico Drugs & Trafficking
Economic Citizenship Program Intermediary Settles Iran Violations with OFAC On August 10, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it has settled civil charges of violating the Iran Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560 (ITSR), ... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-18 Iran Sanctions
U.S. Government Moves to Suspend 1MDB Civil Forfeiture Case On August 10, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to suspend the civil forfeiture proceedings against the assets acquired by Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho (also known as Jho Low), and... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-18 Malaysia Money Laundering
U.K. Issues Proposed Guidance for Professional Body Supervisors on AML Supervision On July 24, 2017, the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued proposed guidance on a sourcebook for professional body supervisors on anti-money laundering (AML) supervision. The... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-11 United Kingdom Compliance, Financial Enforcement, Money Laundering
German Government Expels Vietnamese Diplomat over Alleged Kidnapping On August 2, 2017, the German government announced the expulsion of Vietnam’s press attaché over the alleged kidnapping of Trinh Xuan Thanh, who was the subject of an international arrest warrant. ... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-11 Germany, Vietnam Expulsion, Kidnaping
EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Reports on Information Exchange in Counterterrorist Operations On July 11, 2017, the European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (CTC) presented his note on strengthening military and law enforcement information exchange in counter-terrorism. The presentation... Michael Plachta 33 8 2017-08-11 European Union, Europol, Terrorism
Ecuador Requests Assistance of Peru and Panama in Bribery Investigation of EP Petroecuador A recent publication by the Investigative Consortium of Journalists detailing bribery allegations against Ecuador’s public oil company EP Petroecuador has pushed the Ecuadorean government’s... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-11 Ecuador, Peru Offshore trusts
Joint US-Colombia Enforcement Effort Arrests Five Connected To Recent String of Violent Jewelry Robberies Law enforcement officials in the United States and Colombia have arrested one Honduran and four Colombian nationals for their suspected role in a string of violent robberies targeting travelling... Zarine Kharazian 33 8 2017-08-04 Colombia, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime
Chinese Fugitive Ren Biao Returns from St. Kitts to China to Face Fraud Charges  On July 27, 2017, Chinese fugitive Ren Biao, who has St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship, left for China.  Ren received citizenship in 2013 under the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program of St. Kitts... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-04 China, Saint Kitts and Nevis Charged with Crimes, Corruption
Australia Extradites Alleged Chinese Wildlife Smuggler to the United States                On July 24, 2017, Chinese national Guan Zong Chen (“Graham Chen”) was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts after Australia extradited him on charges that he led a... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-04 Australia, China, United States Charged with Crimes, Endangered Species, Extradition
Halliburton Agrees to $29.2 Million Penalty with SEC to Settle FCPA Violations in Angola On July 27, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Halliburton Company with  violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-08-04 Angola, United States Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
UK Supreme Court Allows Extradition of a British National to Taiwan despite Human Rights Concerns On June 28, 2017, the UK Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case Lord Advocate v. Zain Taj Dean. The Court allowed extradition of a British national to Taiwan upon a request submitted by the... Michael Plachta 33 8 2017-08-04 Taiwan, United Kingdom Extradition, Human Trafficking
New U.S. Sanctions Prompt Reciprocal Iranian Sanctions Despite the passage of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) between the U.S. and Iran, the two countries have exchanged sanctions against each other over the past few months, gutting... Farhad Mirzadeh 33 8 2017-08-04 Iran, United States Sanctions
FinCEN Fines Virtual Currency Exchange $110M and Greece Arrests Russian Operator On July 26, 2017, Greek authorities arrested Alexander Vinnik, a 38 year old Russian man suspected of laundering at least $34 billion and masterminding one of the world’s oldest crypto-currency... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-07-28 Greece, United States Computer Crimes, Economic Crimes, Indictment, Money Laundering
Italy Arrests Jersey Accountant on Australia Extradition Warrant on Tax Evasion Charges On May 3, 2017, the Italian law enforcement authorities arrested Philip Egglishaw, 63, the target of Project Wickenby, Australia’s largest investigation into tax evasion. Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-07-28 Australia, Italy Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, INTERPOL, International Organizations, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
U.S. Attorney in San Diego Charges 3 Persons with Illegal Trafficking of Mexican Sea Cucumbers On May 26, 2017, Blessings, Inc. of Tucson, its owner David Mayorquin, and Ramon Torres Mayorquin of San Diego were arraigned in U.S. District Court in San Diego on charges in a 26-count indictment... Bruce Zagaris 33 8 2017-07-28 Mexico, United States Charged with Crimes, Drugs & Trafficking, Illegal Importation