Articles

E.g., 2024-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S. Treasury Imposes New Round of Sanctions on Hamas and FinCEN Issues An Alert on Hamas On October 27, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Assets Control (OFAC) imposed a second round of sanctions on key Hamas-linked officials and financial networks.... Bruce Zagaris 39 12 2023-11-03 Iran, Palestine, United States Economic Sanctions
U.S. Department of Justice and Fish and Wildlife Service Boost Enforcement of International Endangered Species Trafficking Laws On October 10, 2023, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York unsealed a six-count indictment charging Charles Limner, 75, with internationally smuggling more than $200,000 worth of... Jack Crovitz 39 11 2023-10-27 United States Crimes
FinCEN Renews and Expands Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders On October 20, 2023, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the renewal and expansion of its Geographic Targeting Orders that require title insurance companies to identify the... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-27 United States Counter-terrorism, Money Laundering
Council of Europe Takes Action on the Humanitarian Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh At its 23rd sitting held on October 12, 2023, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution and Recommendation on the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.... Michael Plachta 39 11 2023-10-20 Armenia, Azerbaijan, European Union Targeted Killings, War Crimes
GAO Calls for Better Enforcement of U.S. Laws against Transnational Repression in the U.S. On October 3, 2023, the General Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report, recommending better reporting under Section 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) to assist the United States Government... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-20 United States Human Rights
Venezuela Issues Arrest Warrant for Former US-Based Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó On October 5, 2023, Venezuelan authorities announced the issuance of an arrest warrant for former opposition leader and former interim president Juan Guaidó.  Venezuelan Attorney... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-20 United States, Venezuela INTERPOL
Treasury Extends Filing Beneficial Ownership Reports and Contemplates Alternative Forms On September 28, 2023, FinCEN proposed to amend the beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting rule to extend the filing deadline for certain BOI reports.  On September 30, 2023, FinCEN... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-20 United States
FinCEN Proposes Special Rule under Sec. 311 for More Transparency in Convertible Virtual Currency Mixing On October 19, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that identifies international Convertible... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-20 United States Money Laundering
Council of Europe Demands Investigation into the PEGASUS Spyware Abuse At its 22nd sitting held on October 11, 2023, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution and recommendation on the use of Pegasus and similar spyware for... Michael Plachta 39 11 2023-10-20 European Union Cybercrime, Data Privacy
Dominican Republic Asks the U.S. to Curb Firearms Trafficking and 7 Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Curb U.S. Firearms Trafficking to the Mexican Cartels Slowly foreign governments are joining the effort to curb illegal firearms trafficking from the United States. On October 4, 2023, the Dominican Republic requested the U.S. to curb smuggling of... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-13 Dominican Republic, Mexico Arms Trafficking
U.S. Justice Department Unseals 8 Indictments against China-Based Chemical Companies & Employees On October 3, 2023, the United States Department of Justice announced the unsealing of eight indictments in the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, charging China-... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-13 China, Mexico Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
Former Bolivian President Settles with Victims of 2003 Extrajudicial Killings After Standing Trial in U.S. Civil Court     On September 28, 2023, former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada and his defense minister Jose Carlos Sanches Berzain settled with the families of victims of extrajudicial... Jack Crovitz 39 11 2023-10-13 Bolivia, United States Human Rights
U.S. and Albemarle Enter into NPA for $218 Million to Resolve FCPA Case On September 29, 2023, the United States Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Albemarle Corporation (Albemarle) a publicly-traded specialty chemicals... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-06 India, Indonesia, United States, Vietnam Crimes
UN Human Rights Council Fails to Extend a Mandate to Investigate into Ethiopia Amid Continuing Atrocities On October 3, 2023, the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) released an alarming report warning that there is an overwhelming risk that human rights atrocities... Michael Plachta 39 11 2023-10-06 Ethiopia Human Rights, Targeted Killings, War Crimes
Swiss Banker Arraigned for Helping US Taxpayer Conceal Assets Extradition from Italy On September 29, 2023, former Swiss banker Rolf Schnellmann was arraigned in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang after Italy extradited him... 2023-10-06 Switzerland, United States Extradition, Tax Enforcement
Security Council Authorizes Multinational Security Support Mission for Haiti On October 2, 2023, the United Nations Security Council authorized deployment of a Multinational Security Support Mission, which Kenya will lead in close cooperation with the skeletal Government of... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-06 Haiti, Kenya Organized Crime
FinCEN Extends Deadline for Initial Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting On September 27, 2023, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)  announced the issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to extend the deadline for certain reporting... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-10-06 United States Money Laundering
Spanish Tax Authorities Allege Shakira Defrauded Spain of $6.4m in 2018 On September 26, 2023, prosecutors in the Barcelona financial crimes unit released new details alleging Shakira defrauded the Spanish Treasury of approximately $6.4 million in 2018, when she... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-09-29 Spain Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
European Court Finds Human Rights Violations in Turkish Prosecution for Attempted Coup On September 26, 2023, the European Court of Human Rights – Grand Chamber (Court) delivered a judgment in the case of Yüksel Yalçınkaya v. Türkiye (application no. 15669/20... Michael Plachta 39 11 2023-09-29 European Union, Turkey Human Rights
U.S. Court Sentences Former CFO of Russian Natural Case Company to 86 Months in Prison for Tax Crimes On September 21, 2023, U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen sentenced Mark Gyetvay to 86 months in prison after a jury in March found him guilty of crimes arising out of hiding millions of dollars in... Bruce Zagaris 39 11 2023-09-29 Russia, United States Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation

Pages