Topic: Search warrant

DOJ charges businessmen over servicing of Russian oligarch’s yacht

US prosecutors have accused two businessmen of facilitating sanctions evasion by helping a sanctioned Russian “obfuscate” his ownership of a $90 million motor yacht.

23 January 2023

Dutch authorities raid BAM International offices

17 October 2022

Sanctioned Russian businessman overturns French yacht seizure

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A French court has ordered the country’s customs agency to release an impounded superyacht owned by sanctioned Russian businessman Alexey Kuzmichev over due process errors during the seizure.

07 October 2022

OFAC fines email gift card issuer

OFAC issued new guidance for businesses supplying “instant payment systems” after finding that Tango Card committed thousands of potential sanctions breaches, racking up a maximum penalty of $9.2 billion.

03 October 2022

ZTE-linked visa fraud case rocked by search warrant omission claims

A Georgia Tech professor accused of helping ZTE commit alleged visa fraud says prosecutors obtained a search warrant using the testimony of a disgruntled student who’d threatened to kill Chinese academics.

20 July 2022

SFO opens investigation into collapsed broadcast company

The anti-fraud agency announced it raided three business sites as part of its probe, days after it received criticism for its dwindling number of searches in recent years.

24 February 2022

DOJ forces WhatsApp to disclose users’ locations

18 January 2022

European court: Estonia’s privilege system breaches human rights

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Estonia’s legal system lacks crucial protections regarding the legal professional privilege of lawyers under investigation.

17 November 2021

French lawyers ask president to amend legal advice privilege bill

“Clients just won’t have confidence in speaking to their attorney; the whole point of having an attorney-client relationship will just die,” said one white-collar lawyer.

26 October 2021

Hong Kong banks urged to tip off authorities for suspected national security law breaches

25 October 2021

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