Croatian Officials Exchange Ideas on White Collar Crime and Anti-Corruption Matters
|FBI New York February 25, 2010|
Today, members of the FBI New York’s Criminal Division met with white collar crime and anti-corruption officials from Croatia to discuss investigative procedures and approaches to combating public corruption and other criminal activities. Croatian officials traveled to New York’s FBI office to discuss interagency and intergovernmental cooperation with Special Agent in Charge (SAC) David Cardona, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Pete Grupe, and Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Brian Nadeau, all of the Criminal Division.
The discussions between members of both law enforcement entities centered around investigative procedures, financial crimes, and public corruption in addition to surveillance methods and undercover tactics utilized by the FBI’s experienced Criminal Division right here in New York.
The Republic of Croatia, a country located between South-Central Europe and Middle Europe, is bordered by Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary and Montenegro. Today, the FBI has legal attaché offices—commonly known as legats—and smaller sub-offices in 75 key cities around the globe, providing coverage for more than 200 countries, territories, and islands. The FBI operates a legat in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina covering the nations of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. Our legal attaché program is managed by the International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This office keeps in close contact with other federal agencies, Interpol, foreign police, and security officers in Washington, and national and international law enforcement associations. International liaison and information sharing are conducted in accordance with Executive Orders, laws, treaties, Attorney General Guidelines, FBI policies, and interagency agreements.
During today’s meeting, SAC David Cardona said, “Our responsibility, as members of the law enforcement community, is to create a mutually beneficial working relationship with our national and international partners in order to increase our capabilities within our nation’s borders and abroad. The feedback and information discussed today will result in positive enforcement for both the FBI and our partners in Croatia.”
For more information on the FBI’s legat program please visit http://www.fbi.gov/contact/legat/legat.htm.
For more information on the FBI’s criminal priorities, please visit http://www.fbi.gov/hq.htm.
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