Law Enforcement

New York Pharmacist Charged with Narcotics and Tax Fraud Offenses

A 12-count indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Daniel E. Russo, a pharmacist, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, distribution and possession of oxycodone, distribution of oxycodone...

EU renews its terrorist list of persons and organisations subject to sanctions

The Council on January 13,2020 renewed the so-called EU terrorist list, which sets out persons, groups and entities subject to restrictive measures with a view to combating terrorism. Persons, groups and entities on the list are subject to the...

Negotiations on new EU collective redress rules to begin

The Legal Affairs Committee confirmed on January 9,2020 Parliament’s negotiating position on a new bill introducing EU-wide rules on collective redress.

Three Defendants Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Fraudulently Sell Imported Jewelry From the Philippines As Native American-Made

Three members of an international conspiracy to import knock-off jewelry from the Philippines and misrepresent it as Native-American have pleaded guilty for their roles in the fraudulent scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A....

Former Los Angeles-Area Physician Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicare and Illegally Prescribing Opioid Drugs

A former Los Angeles-area physician was sentenced on January 6,2020 to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for engaging in a multi-faceted Medicare fraud scheme and for illegally prescribing thousands of opioid painkillers and...

Hong Kong-Cambodia and Hong Kong-Estonia tax treaties in force

The Comprehensive Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements (CDTAs) with Cambodia and Estonia signed in June and September this year respectively came into force on December 27 and 18, 2019, respectively, after the completion of the relevant...

Maryland Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Returns and Aggravated Identity Theft

A Maryland tax return preparer pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in filing false tax returns and aggravated identity theft, on December 19, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s...

Owner of Golf Management Company Charged with Embezzlement of City Funds and Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury in Springfield, Massachusetts, returned an indictment charging a local golf professional with theft concerning a program receiving federal funds, wire fraud, money laundering-related crimes, and filing false tax returns, on...