April 17, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported the conviction of leading human rights activist Rasul Jafarov by a court in Azerbaijan Thursday and called for his immediate release. HRW criticized the arrest and conviction as a government initiative to silence political critics. As the founder and chair of ...[read more]
March 14, 2015
by Brittany Felder
A state prosecutor for France on Friday requested that HSBC, a Swiss private bank, face a criminal tax evasion trial. The request is a result of the investigation into a massive file leak showing that HSBC's Swiss bank profited from conducting business with people engaged in a variety of illegal ...[read more]
February 18, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The detention of Azeri human rights activist Leyla Yunus, held without trial since July, will be extended an additional five months, her lawyer said Wednesday. Yunus is the head of the Baku-based Institute for Peace and Democracy. She is detained on charges of treason, espionage and tax evasion. ...[read more]
September 22, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A French appeals court ruled Monday that Swiss bank UBS must deposit a guarantee of 1.1 billion euro in an investigation of charges for aiding in tax evasion for wealthy French customers. In July UBS was put under formal investigation for allegations of laundering the proceeds of tax evasion. ...[read more]
August 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A court in Azerbaijan on Thursday upheld the pre-trial 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 jailed for at least three months. Aliyev's lawyer ...[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]

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