August 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A court in Azerbaijan on Thursday upheld the conviction and detention of top human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. Aliyev was arrested in 2011 on charges including illegal commercial activity, tax evasion and abuse of power. Earlier this month he was sentenced to three months pre-trial detention. ...[read more]
June 1, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A Chilean court on Friday said that it has completed the 10-year investigation into the origin of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's fortune and his suspected embezzlement of public funds. In an unanimous decision, an an appeals court in Santiago closed the investigation, allowing Judge ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Max Slater
A Vietnamese court on Wednesday sentenced prominent dissident Le Quoc Quan to 30 months in prison for tax evasion. Quan's imprisonment sparked outrage from hundreds of protesters who believe the verdict was politically motivated and part of a widespread government crackdown on dissent. Quan, a ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A Moscow court on Thursday convicted deceased lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and former client, William Browder, of tax evasion. Magnitsky, who died in prison in 2009 under suspicious circumstances, was a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital Fund and was arrested in 2008 by Russian Interior Ministry ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A Moscow court on Monday ordered a trial to begin next month against deceased whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky, who died in prison in 2009, was a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital Fund and was arrested in 2008 by Russian Interior Ministry officials on suspicion of tax evasion ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On February 14, 1929, seven men were shot and killed in a garage in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago as part of the prohibition era gang wars. The men were affiliated with mob boss George "Bugs" Moran. Many historians signal this incident as a turning point, solidifying Al Capone as the ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sarah Posner
A Moscow court on Monday postponed the preliminary hearing for the posthumous trial of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky's defense lawyer was appointed by the court after his family and lawyers refused to attend the trial, claiming the charges against Magnitsky were politically ...[read more]
November 13, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Ukrainian Court on Tuesday rejected the defense's motion to suspend the tax evasion trial against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko until her health is recovered but adjourned the trial to November 23 since Tymoshenko could not attend. The hearing was set to resume Tuesday, but ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Julia Zebley
A tax evasion hearing for former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was delayed Monday again due to Tymoshenko's health. Tymoshenko's lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, requested the trial be postponed before court and reported that the court ignored his motion: "This was the latest farce in court. ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Max Slater
Beijing's Second Intermediate People's Court on Thursday denied an appeal by dissident artist Ai Weiwei challenging a 15 million yuan (USD $2.4 million) fine for back taxes. The Chinese government levied the fine against Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd., the company that promotes Ai's work. ...[read more]

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