Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Cross Border Fraud: Improving Transnational Law Enforcement Cooperation Part 2

Date: June 15, 2001
Time: 9:30am
Location: Senate Dirksen Building, SD-342

June 14, 2001
June 15, 2001

9:30 a.m. – SD-342

The Subcommittee will examine the growing problem of cross-border fraud (e.g., transnational sales of real or purported lottery tickets, advance-fee-for-loan operations, and other scams) which poses a threat to all American consumers but disproportionately affects the elderly. The hearings will examine the nature and scope of cross-border fraud problems and the state of binational U.S.-Canadian law enforcement coordination, and will explore what steps can be taken to fight such crime in the future.

Witnesses will include representatives from the offices of State Attorneys General, the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, Canadian law enforcement agencies, and the Federal Trade Commission. A final witness list will be available in early June.


The Honorable

William H.


Attorney General of Vermont

Mary Ellen


Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Criminal Division

U.S. Department of Justice


Hugh G.


Associate Director, Planning and Information Consumer Protection Bureau

United States Federal Trade Commission