Cablegate: Chile: Epol Request for Human Rights Vetting For
DE RUEHSG #1110 1981520
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 171520Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1781
INFO RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001110
STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM PREL SNAR PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: EPOL REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES COURSE
REF: PATTERSON - CRETAROLO EMAIL 07/11/07
1. This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.
2. Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist in
conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well as
a general name check, of the following Chilean candidates who
have been nominated for U.S. funded training, pursuant to the
Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Please transmit the
results of such, including information not strictly covered
by the Leahy Amendment, to Embassy.
3. The proposed training is the Financial Investigation
Techniques Course, which will take place at the International
Law Enforcement Academy, ILEA, August 6-17, 2007, in Lima,
Peru. The name and identifying information of the proposed
candidates appear in the following format: Name, rank, unit,
date of birth, place of birth and national identification
a. Felipe SERRANO Sepulveda, Deputy, Investigative Brigade on
Money Laundering, Chilean Investigative Police, December 15,
1980, Iquique, Chile, 13.866.314-0.
b. Pamela ORMENO Almonacid, Deputy, Anti Narcotics and Money
Laundering Unit, Chilean Police Department, April 16, 1981,
Tocopilla, Chile, 14.592.717-K.
4. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible
information that the candidates have been involved in gross
human rights violations.