In the international community, terrorism has no legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts that are intended to create fear (terror); are perpetrated for a religious, political, or ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (e.g., military personnel in peacetime or civilians). Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. The use of similar tactics by criminal organizations for protection rackets or to enforce a code of silence is usually not labeled terrorism, though these same actions may be labeled terrorism when done by a politically motivated group.
Posts about Terrorism
  • Tougher visa scrutiny with social media checks

    … applicants “who have been determined to warrant additional scrutiny in connection with terrorism or other national security-related visa ineligibilities,” the State Department said in a notice to the Federal Register. If you have any questions in regard to this, you should speak with a Miami immigration attorney or an Austin immigration attorney…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas

    … be intentional. The person must intend to do serious bodily harm. If there’s no intent, there’s no criminal charge. A person can change whether the statement made to the alleged victim was threatening in nature. One example of this is the relationship between the accused and alleged victim. If they had a joking relationship, the accused may claim the statement was made in just or as a joke. Anyone charged with making a terrorist threat should contact a criminal attorney for more information about specific defenses available. …

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 22 readers -
  • Dr Death Declares His Innocence… from Prison! (Farid Fata MD)

    …. Sentencing of Farid Fata In July of 2015, Fata was sentenced to 45 years in prison for Medicare fraud. At his age, he probably won’t make it out of prison alive. What did Fata do to deserve 45 years in prison? Prosecutors say that he defrauded Medicare by prescribing dangerous chemo drugs to patients that didn’t need them and in some cases didn’t even…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • DOJ, Banking Whistleblower Awards for Cybersecurity

    … or other government data, or the loss of operationally critical support capabilities, which could directly impact national security.” How will the government know if a private contractor was hacked or has inadequate data security? Enter the whistleblower. If hackers and identity theft are becoming one of the most important law enforcement concerns…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • Whistleblower News Review

    …“DOJ Declines Don’t Hinder Whistleblowers in Fraud Recovery Lawsuits” by ML McLaren Link to original source (110K) Whistleblowers are showing their persistence in continuing to pursue qui tam cases after the government declines to intervene and 2015 was the most profitable year yet for whistleblower recoveries in declined cases. When…

    Due Diligence- 55 readers -
  • Global Entry Program Overview, including Denial and Revocation Appeals

    … § 235.12(a)(emphasis added) The regulations make clear that CBP has a great deal of leeway in determining who can and cannot join the program: An individual is ineligible to participate in Global Entry if CBP, at its sole discretion, determines that the individual presents a potential risk for terrorism, criminality (such as smuggling…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 33 readers -
  • Barclay’s AML Violations & Whistleblower Opportunities

    …. regulators fined Barclays Bank $109 million (USD). Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority says the London based bank allowed wealthy customers to structure transactions in such a way that they were not entered into the bank’s compliance monitoring system. Although there is no evidence that the transactions were used to finance terrorism, poor…

    Due Diligence- 29 readers -
  • Putin, Money Laundering and Whistleblower Awards

    …. Whistleblowers fit into the equation because of the important role they play in putting an end to criminal enterprise funding. FIRREA and Money Laundering Helping fight crime and terrorism is reason enough to report money laundering violations. But there is more. Under the federal FIRREA statute, someone who comes forward with information about an American…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • The Bush League Decision and terrorism

    … Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A. - Although many times we write about politics and sometimes we write about world events, we do our best, when at all possible, to tie it into the First Amendment. This month's article is going to deal with the terror attacks… The post The Bush League Decision and terrorism appeared first on Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.. …

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 7 readers -
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