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Cablegate: Fy 2006 Ivlp - Nomination and Part I Biodata for Two

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150936Z Jun 05

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 05 PARIS 004205

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ECA/PE/V/R/E (CAROL GRABAUSKAS; STEVE TAYLOR; KIM
HAVENNER); EUR/PPD (LILLIAN DEVALCOURT)
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL FR
SUBJECT: FY 2006 IVLP - NOMINATION AND PART I BIODATA FOR TWO
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES FOR EURP - COMBATING INTERNATIONAL CRIME
(SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 13, 2006)

REF: STATE 004520

POST WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE TWO PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES FOR
SUBJECT PROGRAM: MR. ERIC RUELLE; MRS. ISABELLE ARNAL.

START FIXED-FORMAT TEXT (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT):
: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: PaillardS@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Paris
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 14544
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGE
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 275
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: FY 2006 - EURP Combating International Crime
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:
This project is designed for law enforcement officers,
political leaders and criminal law experts. The visitors will
examine the broad range of policies, operational strategies,
and the complex network of federal and private-sector
institutions working to combat international crime and secure
U.S. borders. The program will address money laundering and
other financial crimes; trafficking in drugs, persons and
arms; cyber-crime; smuggling; and the nexus between
international crime and terrorism. Participants will learn
about cooperative efforts that strengthen international
partnerships to combat cross-border criminal activity.
END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2006
DEPART-POST: 09/23/2006
SESSION-DATE: 09/25/2006
RETURN-POST: 10/14/2006
NO-OF-PART: 2
RANK-ORDER: 6
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1047
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 14544
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Peace & Security
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Eric
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Ruelle
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Ministere de la Justice
M-ADDR2: Place Vendome
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Paris
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: France
M-ZONE: 75001
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: + (33) 1.44.86.14.29
M-FAX: + (33) 1.44.86.14.69
M-EMAIL: eric.ruelle@justice.gouv.fr
M-CNTRY-ID: FR
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 07/11/1963
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Senlis
BIRTH-CNTRY: France
CITIZ-CNTRY: France
RES-CNTRY: France
START MEMO POSITION:
Section Chief, International Criminal Law Negotiations, French
Ministry of Justice, since 2002
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1999-2002 - Deputy Chief, International Criminal Law
Negotiations, French Ministry of Justice
1997-1999 - Secondment to the Ministry of Defense
1995-1997 - Public Prosecutor, Rennes
1989-1995 - Public Prosecutor, Nancy
1987-1989 - National School for Magistrate
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
Washington D.C., professional travels, mostly relating to G8,
on several occasions since 2002
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
- Several countries (Canada, Argentina, Indonesia, EU members
states, Turkey), for professional trips since 1999
- Canada, Turkey, EU countries for vacation.
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1985 - MA in Private Law
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: French
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Spanish
OTHER-LANG-ID: QB
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
Mr. Ruelle can exercise legal and policy influence on key U.S.
law enforcement objectives, both in bilateral negotiations,
and in a broad range of multilateral fora in which the US is
pursuing a wide range of law enforcement initiatives relating
to terrorism, organized crime, corruption, computer crime and
other issues. Thus, he could assist in implementation of the
counter-terrorism and global affairs MPP goals and objectives.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Kenneth Harris
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Ruelle is director of the French component that is
responsible for law enforcement negotiations between France
and the U.S. Both he personally, and his staff also attend law
enforcement negotiations in the G8, UN, Council of Europe and
EU that may, directly or indirectly, significantly affect U.S.
law enforcement interests. Enhanced understanding of the U.S.
system would be useful to ensuring French Ministry of Justice
receptivity to U.S. law enforcement negotiating positions in
important negotiations.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Justice Attache, U.S. Embassy Paris, France
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 545
PERSON-ID: 444
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: FR
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: FR
RES-CNTRY-ID: FR
FIRST-LANG-ID: FR
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 14544
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Isabelle
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Arnal
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 34 quai des Orfevres
M-ADDR2:
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Paris
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: France
M-ZONE: 75059 Louvres RPSP
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: + (33) 1.44.32.53.36
M-FAX: + (33) 1.44.32.77.66
M-EMAIL: Isabelle.Arnal@justice.fr
M-CNTRY-ID: FR
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 10/23/1964
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Toulouse
BIRTH-CNTRY: France
CITIZ-CNTRY: France
RES-CNTRY: France
START MEMO POSITION:
Vice-Prosecutor, Office of Prosecution, Paris - since November
2003
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2003 - Senior Legal Advisor, Eurojust, The Hague, The
Netherlands
2001-2003 - National Expert detached to the Directorate for
Justice and Home Affairs (JAI) of the Secretariat, Council of
the European Union, Brussels
1998-2001 - Technical Advisor within the Legal Department in
the General Secretariat, Interpol, Lyon
1995-1998 - Assistant Prosecutor, Prosecutor's Office, Court
in Grasse
1993-1995 - Assistant Prosecutor, Prosecutor General's Office,
Court of Appeal in Caen
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
January, April, November 2004 - Washington D.C., U.S.
presidency of G8
1998-2000 - New York City, various trips to UN Headquarters
1991 - New York City and Los Angeles, 4 weeks vacation

END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
- The Hague, NL - work at Eurojust March - October 2003
- Brussels - work at Council of the European Union April 2001
- February 2003
- Austria, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria - missions with Interpol and
with the EU
- Italy, Spain, Canada, Bahamas, Guatemala, Morocco, Tunisia,
Mexico, Caribbean, Island - vacation
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1987 - MA Law (Private), Faculty of Law, Toulouse, France
1986 - Under Erasmus Exchange Program, 3 months at the
University of Brighton Sussex, UK
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: French
ENGL-READ: 3
ENGL-SPEAK: 3
ENGL-COMP: 3
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Spanish
OTHER-LANG-ID: QB
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
Isabel Arnal has long worked with the Prosecutor General of
Paris, M. Yves Bot, who until recently was the Prosecutor of
Paris. She works with M. Bot and with his successor, M. Jean-
Claude Marin (who was promoted to that post from his prior
position as Director of the Criminal Division of the French
Justice Ministry). These two prosecutors head the most
powerful prosecutor offices in France, in that the great
majority of organized crime, financial crime and virtually all
terrorism prosecutions go through these offices. So, Ms.
Arnal works closely with key leaders in the French judicial
system, where she advises them on international policy and
participates in significant international law enforcement
undertakings, such as the G8 Lyon-Roma Group (where she chairs
the Criminal-Legal Affairs Subgroup) and Eurojust (the EU
mechanism for integrating prosecution efforts at the EU
level). As a result, she can play a role in influencing
French law enforcement policies, and given her close
relationship with Bot and Marin, her future advancement in the
policy structure seems likely.
In terms of what she would do in the U.S., I would
particularly want her to see the workings of federal law
enforcement agencies like FBI and ICE, US Attorney Offices,
and federal courts, as it will facilitate her understanding of
how our law enforcement agencies work and therefore how her
offices can best cooperate with us. These kinds of visits w
ill be very useful given that the Paris PG and Prosecutor's
offices are operational units working on real life organized
crime, terrorism, drug and financial crime cases.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Kenneth Harris
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Ms. Arnal is the advisor on international matters to the
Prosecutor of Paris, the key prosecution service in France. In
this position, and as the chairperson of the G8 Lyon and Rana
Group's subgroup on criminal and legal affairs, she has the
ability to influence a wide variety of French law enforcement
officials. It is believed her participation in the IVP would
promote a favorable view of the U.S. government and the U.S.
legal system.
Ms. Arnal can influence key components in the French law
enforcement establishment with respect to counter-terrorism
cooperation and combating of international crime. Thus, she
could assist in implementation of the counter-terrorism and
global affairs MPP goals and objectives.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Justice Attache - U.S. Embassy Paris, France
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 546
PERSON-ID: 445
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: FR
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: FR
RES-CNTRY-ID: FR
FIRST-LANG-ID: FR
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 14544
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

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