The CCF’s Decision -
According to a press release issued by the William Browder camp today, INTERPOL has decided -again- to reject Russia’s request to list him as a wanted suspect in INTERPOL’s databases. This means...more
It appears that one of the first orders of business upon Nina Vajic‘s assuming her post as Chair of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) was to increase the number of scheduled sessions for the year....more
Last month I had the opportunity to attend an event organized by Fair Trials International at the European Parliament. The event was hosted by Judith Sargentini, MEP, and featured speakers who have been victims of abusive...more
It would seem to all observers of the William Browder case that INTERPOL’s most recent consideration of Russia’s request to issue a Red Notice against Mr. Browder would result in a swift denial, that has not happened....more
Welcome to the December 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, a major cosmetics retailer as well as its subsidiary pleads guilty to...more
Welcome to the November 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, a life sciences company settles multi-country bribery investigations, a...more
“But I’m innocent!” Clients who are the subjects of Red Notices frequently and understandably feel a sense of outrage over the fact that a Red Notice has been issued against them when they are in fact innocent of the charges...more
Welcome to the October 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. -
This month on the anticorruption front, a Texas company agrees to pay more than $5 million to settle allegations...more
In the last post, I discussed INTERPOL’s refusal to issue certain Red Notices based on INTERPOL’s determination that the Red Notice requests were predominantly political in nature. INTERPOL’s constitution specifically...more
In the last post, I discussed the endemic corruption in Russia's courts and the need for INTERPOL's heightened scrutiny of Russia's Red Notice requests. Today's focus is on the reason that some litigants fare much worse than...more
INTERPOL has received improper requests for Red Notices from Russia in the past, and all current indicators point to a worsening of the situation rather than an improvement....more
In the last post, I discussed the case of Carmelo Bruzzese, who is wanted by Italian authorities as a Red Notice subject charged with Mafia association....more
The case of Carmelo Bruzzese provides an interesting example of why Red Notices do not always lead to arrest and extradition, even where the alleged crime is rather serious by most standards....more
As was discussed last Thursday, Russian officials publicly reported that INTERPOL was considering Russia's third request to provide assistance in locating and apprehending William Browder. ...more
Russia's preoccupation with obtaining a Red Notice against William Browder continues. I first addressed this issue here. For those who haven't followed the case, William Browder is the chief executive officer and co-founder...more
Welcome to the June 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month, on the anticorruption front, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit defines key Foreign Corrupt...more
Welcome to the May 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month, on the anticorruption front, Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”) agrees to pay USD $135 million to settle a...more
A lawyer from China recently sent me this question:
How does American justice system treat a Red Notice? Will the authorities arrest the person right away upon discovering the Notice?...more
Last month in anticorruption news, one of the world’s largest IT companies agrees to pay a nine-digit settlement to U.S. authorities related to bribes paid in Mexico and Eastern Europe; a Japanese commodities trader agrees to...more
In the last post, I addressed the issue of INTERPOL's involvement in financial disputes arising from debts owed by individuals to financial institutions in the UAE. Today, the focus expands to the broader question of how some...more
The UAE banking crisis and its inappropriate involvement with INTERPOL Red Notices, which have been addressed here and here in this blog, appears to drag on still. Parag Deulgaonkar reported recently for Emirates 24/7 that...more
At a time when so many Venezuelans are suffering through political, economic, and social upheaval and violence, it can seem hard to come by good news. Today, however, we do have some very good news. ...more
Humberto Roca's story may seem unusual to Western minds, but it is all too familiar in the world of INTERPOL abuse. Roca was the owner of a Bolivian airline company called Aerosur Airlines, and as a wealthy business owner...more
This month on the anticorruption front, a New York court orders two former Siemens executives to pay record civil penalties in a bribery case involving the company’s Argentina business; Canada prosecutes former executives...more
A good number of Red Notice subjects who seek to remove their notices from INTERPOL's files are legitimate businessmen and women who need to travel to maintain their livelihoods. Many of them find themselves forced to...more
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