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*****Media advisory*****

Federal and State Officials to Announce New Task Force to Fight Financial Fraud

May 20, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. – Federal and state officials will hold a press conference TOMORROW, MAY 21, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. to announce the creation of the Virginia Financial and Securities Fraud Task Force, an unprecedented partnership between criminal investigators and civil regulators to investigate and prosecute complex financial fraud cases in the nation and in Virginia.

            WHO:             Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
                                    Robert Khuzami, Director of Enforcement for the Securities
                                                and Exchange Commission
                                    Stephen Obie, Acting Director of Enforcement for the
                                                Commodity Futures Trading Commission
                                    Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General for Virginia
                                    Michael Morehart, Special Agent in Charge of the
                                                FBI Richmond Field Office
                                    Steven F. Hadra, Postal Inspector/Team Leader of the U.S. Postal Inspection
                                                Service – Charlotte Division – Richmond, Va., Field Office
                                    C. André Martin, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue
                                                Service Criminal Investigation’s Washington, D.C., Field Office
                                      Philip de Haas, Deputy General Counsel–Financial Services
                                                for the Virginia State Corporation Commission

            WHEN:          TOMORROW, MAY 21, 2010
                                    10:00 A.M.

            WHERE:       U.S. Attorney’s Office
                                    600 E. Main Street, 18th Floor
                                    Richmond, VA
                                    OPEN PRESS

NOTE: All media seeking to participate in the press conference must present valid media credentials to security before entering the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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