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*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******
ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT AND OTHER SENIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS TO HOLD NEWS CONFERENCE


WASHINGTON, DC - Attorney General John Ashcroft and other senior Justice Department officials will hold a news conference to announce criminal charges in the U.N. oil for food case on TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

WHO:Attorney General John Ashcroft

Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray, Criminal Division

U.S. Attorney David N. Kelley, Southern District of New York

Assistant Director Dave Szady, FBI, Counterintelligence Division

Special Agent in Charge John A. Klochan, National Security Division, FBI New York Office

WHAT: News conference to announce criminal charges in the U.N. oil for food case.

WHEN:TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005

2:00 P.M. EST

Pre-set by 1:30 P.M. EST

WHERE:7th Floor Conference Room

Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20530

NOTE: Media must enter the Department at the center entrance on Constitution Avenue, N.W., between Ninth and Tenth Street. ALL media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as driverís license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Angela Williamson at (202) 514-2007.

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