Articles

E.g., 2021-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
Charges against Professionals Illustrate the Shifting Legal Landscape for Professional Enablers Two recent cases show efforts of tax authorities to hold professional enablers accountable.  The first concerns the Danish tax authority’s civil fraud charges against U.S. lawyer Michael... Austin Max Scherer 37 8 2021-07-29 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
UK’s Westminster Magistrates Court Orders Extradition of UK ‘Batman’ Investor to Germany for Tax Fraud On July 19, 2021, District Judge Michael Snow of the Westminster Magistrates’ Court ordered the extradition of Peter Singh Virdee from the United Kingdom to Germany to face tax fraud charges... Bruce Zagaris 37 8 2021-07-27 Extradition, Tax Enforcement
EU Commission Proposes Major Revisions for Countering Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing On July 20, 2021, the European Commission presented a significant set of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules... Bruce Zagaris 37 8 2021-07-27 Economic Integration, Terrorism
U.S. Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment against 9 Chinese Persons for Illegally Exercising Law Enforcement Activities On July 22, 2021, the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York announced the filing by a federal grand jury of a superseding indictment charging nine defendants with acting and conspiring... Bruce Zagaris 37 8 2021-07-27 Extradition, Human Rights
U.S. Justice Department Brings Forfeiture Action for 10th Century Statute Looted from Cambodia On July 15, 2021, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing of a civil complaint seeking forfeiture of a 10th Century Khmer sandstone statue –... Bruce Zagaris 37 7 2021-07-22 Art and Cultural Property, Cultural Property
U.S. and Allies Blame China for Hacking the Microsoft Exchange On July 19, 2021, the U.S., European Union, and NATO accused China for its involvement in the Microsoft Exchange hack that impacted companies, governments, and organizations. The announcement fell... Marwah Adhoob 37 7 2021-07-22 Cybercrime, Data Privacy
Chilean Woman Living Australia to Face Extradition for Kidnapping Charges On June 25, 2021, an Australian federal court judge ruled that a Chilean woman living in Sydney must face extradition for her alleged involvement in kidnappings during Augusto Pinochet... Marwah Adhoob 37 7 2021-07-21 Extradition, International Crimes, Torture
OECD Publishes New Edition of Fighting Tax Crime as More Tax Authorities Prosecute Tax Crimes On June 17, 2021, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a new editor of Fighting Tax Crime – The Ten Global Principles (78 pp., ISBN 9789264807143 (EPUB).... Bruce Zagaris 37 7 2021-07-19 Tax Enforcement
U.S. Indicts Iranian Intelligence Officials on Alleged Efforts to Kidnap U.S. Journalist and Human Rights Activist On July 13, 2021, United States Department of Justice officials unsealed an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, charging four Iranian nationals with... Bruce Zagaris 37 7 2021-07-17 Extradition, Kidnaping
State Department 2021: Trafficking In Persons Report Highlights Impact of Misinformation and Covid-19 on Human Trafficking On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of State released the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) that documents the global effort towards combating human trafficking.   In the Report... Marwah Adhoob 37 7 2021-07-17 Human Rights, Human Trafficking
Ex-Goldman Banker Settles SEC’s Ghana Bribery Case A former executive at Goldman Sachs U.K., Asante Benko, settled the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) claims that he funneled at least $2.5 million in bribes to government... Austin Max Scherer 37 7 2021-07-17 Bribery, Settlement
Amec Foster Wheeler Concludes Global Corruption Settlement with the U.S., U.K. and Brazil On June 25 and July 2, 2021, respectively, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)[1] and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO)[2] announced settlements with Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited (Amec... Bruce Zagaris 37 7 2021-07-16 Corruption, Settlement
Events in Haiti and C.A.R. Show Threats Posed by Mercenaries to International Peacekeeping Recent events in Haiti[1] and the Central African Republic[2] have underscored the continued threats that the use of mercenaries poses to international peacekeeping.  Mercenaries have been... Sara Kaufman 37 7 2021-07-16 Human Rights, Peacekeeping
FATF Plenary Progresses with Initiatives on Virtual Assets, Environmental crime, Ethically or Racially Motivated Terrorism Financing, and Asset Recovery, Proliferation Financing et al The FATF Plenary met virtually on June 20-25, 2021, and acted on several important strategic initiatives during the German Presidency. Bruce Zagaris 37 7 2021-07-09 Money Laundering, Terrorism
The African Union Starts Commission of Inquiry on War in Tigray On June 16, 2021, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights launched a Commission of Inquiry to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations in Tigray,... Jamie Jang 37 7 2021-07-09 Human Rights, War Crimes
Seizure of COVID Treatments Highlights IP Gaps in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Federal authorities seized at U.S. airports unauthorized versions of the COVID-19 treatment remdesivir destined for distribution in Mexico.[1]  Counterfeit versions are arriving in the U.S. by... Austin Max Scherer 37 7 2021-07-09 Counterfeiting, Intellectual Property
Dutch Court Agrees with Report Calling Santos-Linked Angolan Energy Deal Corrupt On June 23, 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal agreed with the report of a court-appointed director that a transaction, whereby the former husband of the daughter of the former Angolan President,... Bruce Zagaris 37 7 2021-07-02 Corruption, Money Laundering
Dutch Court Agrees with Report Calling Santos-Linked Angolan Energy Deal Corrupt On June 23, 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal agreed with the report of a court-appointed director that a transaction, whereby the former husband of the daughter of the former Angolan President,... Bruce Zagaris 37 7 2021-07-02 Corruption, Money Laundering
Bolivia Signs MoU to Strengthen Compliance and Transparency in the Fishing Industry               On June 29, 2021, the Bolivian government signed a Memo of Understanding (MoU) with the Fisheries Transparency... Marwah Adhoob 37 7 2021-07-02 Compliance
Illicit Ivory Trafficking from Angola to Vietnam In a most recent arrest, the National Police in Huila have detained a Vietnamese national for suspected trafficking.[1] The individual was caught having paid an Angolan national 50,000 kwanzas to... Emma Byrne 37 7 2021-07-01 Art and Cultural Property, Crimes

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