Federal prosecutors in New York acknowledged telling a “flat lie” to a criminal defendant’s legal team while trying to downplay their mishandling of evidence in the botched trial of a businessman accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Por Marcela Blanco y Javier Coronado, Socios de Diaz Reus Bogotá.
Recientemente, la Sala de Casación Penal de la Corte Suprema de Justicia en la sentencia SP-3579-2020 (23.09.2020) analizó la participación de la víctima dentro del proceso penal de la Ley 906 de 2004 y explicó que, si bien ella no tiene las mismas facultades investigativas de la Fiscalía, sí cuenta con facultades particulares para participar activamente en la investigación penal.
Federal agents have seized $250 million from convicted ex-Venezuelan national treasurer Alejandro Andrade, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for his central role in a $1 billion money-laundering scheme that allowed him to hide a fortune in overseas banks as well as luxury real estate in South Florida.
On February 2, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued General License 30A extending the authorizations in OFAC’s regulations for certain transactions involving air and maritime transportation in Venezuela.
Miami-based global law firm Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance (DRT) has promoted Javier Coronado to the position of partner in its Bogotá office, and who is an ACAMS-certified anti-money laundering and global sanctions specialist.
Recognized as One of South Florida’s most distinguished female professionals by South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW), Marta Colomar, qualified in Florida, New York, District of Colombia, and Spain, is the Administrative Managing Partner of the global law firm Diaz Reus International Law Firm and Alliance (also known as Diaz Reus or DRT).
A high percentage of organized crime comes from Latin America, that is why the proximity of South Florida with respect to that part of the continent makes Miami, from a paradisiacal tourist entertainment place to a place that facilitates money laundering, as stated by Marta Colomar, lawyer specialized in anti money laundering and Managing Partner of the firm Díaz Reus.
The impact of COVID-19 on The Sub-Saharan African economy has caused the first recession in 25 years
Interview of Yamkela Makupula, CEO of Diaz Reus Africa.
The impact of COVID-19 on The Sub-Saharan African economy has caused the first recession on the continent in 25 years. Also, Africa is unlikely to rebound to pre-covid levels at least until 2025.
By Jaime Jácome de la Guardia, from Cruz Jacome & Villareal and member of DRT International Law Firm & Alliance in Panama. “2020 has undoubtedly been a unique year, for my country, Panama, the year began with a long list of challenges to face, which made it look complicated and demanding of intelligence and creativity.”
On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) redesignated Cuba on the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism (“SST List”) for “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.” DOS based its decision on the continuous support by Cuba of the Maduro regime in Venezuela and on Cuba’s refusal to extradite to Colombia certain leaders of the National Liberation Army (ELN), a U.S. designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. DOS held Cuba accountable for harboring individuals wanted or convicted in the U.S. for violent crimes, including an individual on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s List of Most Wanted Terrorists.
By Mohammed A. Abubakar, Partner at Fortuna Chambers and member of DRT International Law Firm & Alliance.
The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is currently under legislative consideration having passed its second reading on 20th October 2020 and represents the most comprehensive review of the legal framework for the oil and gas sector in Nigeria since the industry began commercial operations in the 1960s. The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), an omnibus law is meant to regulate the entire sphere of the industry and repeal most existing oil and gas legislations.
A 2020 ruling by Argentina’s top criminal court reaffirming the constitutionality of its cooperating defendant law has prevented the derailment of the country’s biggest corruption case and the stifling of its financial crime enforcement.