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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Monday, May 12, 2014

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon to Discuss Human Trafficking at North Dakota Motor Carriers Association Annual Convention in Fargo

FARGOU.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon will join North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Truckers Against Trafficking Executive Director Kendis Paris in addressing the topic of Human Trafficking in North Dakota at the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association (“NDMCA”) Annual Convention at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
May 14, 2014.

U.S. Attorney Purdon said, “Attorney General Stenehjem and I are pleased to join Truckers Against Trafficking and the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association in the discussion of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a growing concern for law enforcement here in North Dakota. While Attorney General Stenehjem and I are working together to address this issue, we recognize that we need help in these efforts. Our friends at Truckers Against Trafficking and North Dakota Motor Carriers know that members of the trucking industry and individual truckers are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. As the eyes and ears of our nation's highways, they are in a unique position to make a difference and close loopholes to traffickers who seek to exploit our transportation system for their personal gain. We look forward to working with these great partners to stamp out this horrible crime.”

Following remarks by U.S. Attorney Purdon and Attorney General Stenehjem, Kendis Paris from Truckers Against Trafficking will present to the NDMCA on training opportunities that Truckers Against Trafficking can make available to individual trucking companies so they can continue their assistance in the effort to fight human trafficking in North Dakota.

Human Trafficking Presentation to NDMCA

OPEN PRESS: 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Who: United States Attorney Timothy Purdon
  North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
  Executive Director Kendis Paris, Executive Director
Where: Ramada Plaza Suites
  Fargo, N.D.
When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
  3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The media is welcome to the OPEN PRESS session from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Updated February 9, 2015