Terrorism

USA v. Seyed Zangakani et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging money laundering involving $157 million of "prohibited correspondent banking transactions" via "front and shell companies" in Canada, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States to evade U.S. economic sanctions against Iran in USA v. Seyed Ziaeddin Taheri Zangakani, Saeed Torab Abtahi, Abbas Amin, Issa Shayegh, Mojtaba Dehghani, Sara Sabri, Reza Karimi, Shantia Chupra, Salim Henareh, and Khalil Henareh at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Kathleen Alexander et al v. Habib Bank Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint under the Anti-Terrorism Act alleging the defendant bank "provided financial support to the al-Qaeda Terror Syndicate by providing banking services and payments to terrorists, terrorist groups, and terrorist fundraisers" in Kathleen Alexander et al v. Habib Bank Limited, described as "the largest commercial bank in Pakistan", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Winfred Wamai et al v. Industrial Bank of Korea: Complaint

Complaint regarding "Iran's fraudulent conveyances" in Winfred Wairimu Wamai and 322 other "direct victims and surviving family members of the Embassy Bombings" in Tanzania and Kenya that "were carried out with the critical material support of the Iranian government" v. Industrial Bank of Korea, of South Korea, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. 53 Virtual Currency Accounts et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint involving "an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation's Cyber Crimes Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, and Federal Bureau of Investigation into online fundraising activities conducted by Hamas's military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades" in USA v. 53 Virtual Currency Accounts, 127 Virtual Currency Properties, Five Accounts Heal at Financial Institution 1, The AlQassam.ps Domain, and The Qassam.ps Domain at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Facemaskcenter.com et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint involving "an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation" into the "unlawful sale of personal protection equipment during the national pandemic, and the related use of such proceeds to support and finance terrorism" in USA v. Facemaskcenter.com and Four Facebook Pages at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

August Carbera et al v. Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging Violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act in August Carbera et al v. Black & Veatch Special Projects Corporation, described as a Delaware company based in Kansas; Centerra Group, LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Florida; DAI Global LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Maryland; Environmental Chemical Corporation, described as a Kentucky company based in California; G4S Holdings International (AG) Limited, described as a "wholly owned subsidiary of G4S Plc", of England; G4S Risk Management Limited, of England; Janus Global Operations LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Tennessee; Louis Berger Group, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in New Jersey; Louis Berger International, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in New Jersey; The Louis Berger Group, Inc./Black & Veatch Special Projects Corporation Joint Venture, based in Washington, DC; MTN Group Limited, described as "a South African telecommunications company whose stock trades publicly on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange"; MTN (Dubai) Limited, of Dubai, and MTN Afghanistan, of Afghanistan, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Turkey v. Hamit Çiçek: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Turkey to take discovery from Hamit Çiçek for use in an international arbitration involving Cascade Investments NV, of Belgium, filed at the U. S. District Court of the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Milenyum Energy SA et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Funds in the names of Milenyum Energy SA, domiciled in Panama, based in Turkey, and Blue Energy Trade Ltd. Company, domiciled in St. Kitts and Nevis, based in Turkey, regarding a suspected scheme to launder via U.S. correspondent banks to evade U.S. sanctions concerning Syria, at the U. S.District Court for the District of Columbia.

Global Aerospace, Inc. et al v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia et al: Complaint

Complaint in Global Aerospace, Inc., Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Limited, United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc., American Home Assurance Company, AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance SA, AXA Global Risks (UK) Limited, La Réunion Aérienne, New Hampshire Insurance Company, Prosight Specialty Management Company, Inc., Members of Lloyd's Syndicate 839, Members of Lloyd's Syndicate 800, Members of Lloyd's Syndicate 1084, and Württenbergische Versicherung AG v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and the Islamic Republic of Iran at the U S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

General Re et al v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Complaint

Complaint in General Reinsurance Corporation, General Reinsurance AG, Faraday Underwriting Limited, on behalf of The Underwriting Members of Lloyd's Syndicate 435; The Underwriting Members of Lloyd's Syndicate 1861, National Indemnity Company, and Columbia Insurance Company v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Montenegro: Eduard Shirokov et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Montenegro - for a criminal investigation into Russian nationals Eduard Shirokov, Vladimir Popov and Sasa-Aleksandar Sindelic for suspected attempted terrorism, attempted assassination, establishment of a criminal organization and preparing acts against the security of Montenegro.

Caron Addesso et al v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia et al: Complaint

Complaint in Caron Addesso, Jorge Alban, Sandy Alberto, Raul Alcivar, Candida Almonte, Doria S Alvarez, Juan Alvarez, Maria Alvarez, Jose Alvarracin, Rosa Beatriz Angamarca, Rossina Angulo, James Appio, Michael Arendt, Betsy Arruda-Loor, Kleber Arteaga, Joseph Asciolla, Derlim Avila, Edward Barlotta, Raul Barreto, Susan Bentley, Robert Bortell, Mary Boudreau-Perdomo, Jorge Bravo, Vincent Briganti, Christopher Brown, German Ernesto Bunay, Charles Burress, Ana Camareno, Rodrigo Campozano, Consuelo Campuzano, Alfred Canonico, Catterine Cardona, Linda Carrillo, Salvatore Cassaniti, Charles Catanese, Thomas Cawley, Adolf Cebula, Justina Claret, Michael Colantuono, Benjamin Colecchia, Jacqueline Colon, Rosabel Colon, Louis S. Conzo, Daniel Corchado, Martin Coyne, Debra Credendino, William Crowley, Julio Cruz, Dean Curti, Mieczyslaw Dabrowski, Maurice Davis, Wayne Dawkins, James Arthur DeMatteo, Michael Decker, Wieslaw Demko, Clark Denis, Castrenze DiCarlo, Thomas DiCostanza, Ruth Diaz, Pancri Diez, Rosa Diez, Frank Dileo, Michael Divirgilio, Michael Dolan, Francisco Dominguez, Nick Dousmanis, Thomas Dowdle, Robert Doyle, Stanislaw Drozdz, Oran Eberhart, Jorge Encalada, Nancy Espinosa-Cardenas, Aniello Esposito, Gerard Evans, Louis Failla, Christopher Favale, Gladys Feliciano, Anthony Fischetti, Anthony Forgione, Dzile Frangu, Manuel Freytes, Wilson Gallegos, Andres Garcia, Robert Garcia, Roy Garcia, Pavlos Gatzonis, William Gavin, Richard Gazzola, Edir Giraldo, Hitier Giraldo, Abel Gomes, Michael J. Gona, Robert Guendel, Samuel Guiracocha, Carlos Guzman, Henry Hachemeister, Michael Harrigan, Sean Harte, Enrique Hermida, Jorge Hernandez, and Joseph Heron v. Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, Al Rajhi Bank, Dallah Avco Trans Arabia, Dubai Islamic Bank, International Islamic Relief Organization, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Binladin Company, Mohamed Binladin Organization, Muslim World League, National Commercial Bank, Prince Mohamed Bin Faisal Al Saud, Saudi Binladin Group, World Assembly of Muslim Youth, and Yasin Kadi at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Stephanie DeSimone v. Saudi Arabia: Complaint

Complaint in Stephanie Ross DeSimone, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Patrick Dunn and as the Parent and Next Friend of Alexandra DeSimone, a minor v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

AMS Insurance warned for ‘obstructing’ BVI regulatory investigation

BVI-based AMS Insurance Management Services has been warned by the BVI Financial Services Commission for "obstructing" an investigation into one of its foreign clients, one of ten enforcement actions by the regulator during November - making it one of its busiest ever months.

USA v. BNP Paribas S.A.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information for Conspiracy To Violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading With the Enemy Act in USA v. BNP Paribas S.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Italy: Aldo Moro

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Italy -  to take evidence from Stephen Pieczenik for a criminal investigation into the kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, a former Prime Minister of Italy.

United Kingdom: Matthew Higgins

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Kingdom - for a criminal investigation into suspected computer misuse and perverting the course of justice.

Jason Leopold: Petition to Unseal Surveillance Records

Petition by Jason Leopold, lead investigative reporter for Truthout.org, to Unseal Certain Electronic Surveillance Applications and Orders, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

France: IMPULS France SA

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from France - for a criminal investigation into alleged armed robbery by three members of the Basque separatist organization ETA against IMPULS France SA in Bourg de Peage, France.

Latin America Round-Up: August 31, 2009

ARGENTINA President defends her assets President Cristina Fernández rejected accusations of illicit enrichment after the publication of her and her husband's assets revealed an increase of almost 160 percent in the last year. In their asset statement Fernández and

Spain: Cox Communications

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into cyber terrorism.

Colombia seeks extradition of Palestinian accused of arms dealing

A 76 year old Palestinian has been arrested in Florida after a complaint for his extradition was filed on behalf of the authorities in Colombia. Details are contained in an extradition complaint that was filed against Sarkis Garabet Soghanalian at

Belgium seek evidence in New York for investigation into thief

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into suspected terrorism and narcotics-trafficking - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Belgium - that was filed at federal court in the USA on June 9, 2005. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Rafael Contreras, Fortis Bank, UBS, PNC Bank, Marcelo Hernandez Gonzalez, Rafael Antonio Contreras, Nestor Levy Miranda Santini, Marcelo Hernandez, Luiz Garcia, and Nestor Miranda.

UK seeks evidence in Florida for terrorism investigation

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Larry Claxton, a.k.a. David Sangster, for suspected terrorism - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance by the United Kingdom - that was filed at federal court in the USA on June 25, 2003.

United Kingdom: Larry Claxton et al(2)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Larry Claxton and others for alleged terrorism in Northern Ireland.

United Kingdom: Larry Claxton et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into Larry Claxton and others.

France: Charles Acelor

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in France into Charles Acelor for allegedly providing material support to an international terrorist organization.

Spain: Monzer al-Kassar

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into Monzer al-Kassar, Omar a-Ahmad Bourmerched, Kamal Abdul Gawad Chazoul, and Mohamed Gadhan for attempted murder.

Spain: Monzer Mohamed Al-Kassar

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into Monzer Mohamed Al-Kassar, Kamal Abdul Gawad Ghazoul and Mohammad Gadhan for the attempted murder of Elias Awad.