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Cablegate: Ota Fit: Financial Investigative Techniques (Fit)

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UNCLAS BUENOS AIRES 002199

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SUBJECT: OTA FIT: FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES (FIT)
COURSE/SANTIAGO CHILE COURSE OFFER

1. (U) ACTION REQUESTED -- PARAGRAPH 5.

2. (SBU) AS PART OF A USG/GOVERNMENT OF CHILE BILATERAL
INITIATIVE, THE U.S. TREASURY OFFICE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
(OTA) IS OFFERING A ONE-WEEK FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS
TECHNIQUES (FIT) COURSE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE, OCTOBER 23 )
OCTOBER 27. IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE BENEFITS, PARTICIPANTS FROM
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES (PERU AND BOLIVIA) THAT SHARE STRATEGIC
LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERESTS WITH THE GOC ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.


3. (SBU) THE FIT COURSE PROVIDES DYNAMIC INTER-ACTIVE
TRAINING IN STATE-OF-THE-ART FINANCIAL CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS
TECHNIQUES. THE FIT COURSE IS TAUGHT BY EXPERIENCED OTA
ADVISORS, FORMERLY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION (IRS-CI), FBI, AND US CUSTOMS AGENTS,
FORMER DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PROSECUTORS AND, WHERE
APPROPRIATE, FORMER REGULATORS AND EXAMINERS OF FINANCIAL
INSTITUTIONS FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE, THE OFFICE OF THE
COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY AND OTHER U.S. FEDERAL
BANK-REGULATORY AGENCIES. SUBJECTS COVERED BY THIS TWO WEEK
FIT COURSE INCLUDE EXTENSIVE SUBSTANTIVE LECTURES,
INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE, AND PRACTICAL EXERCISES IN: FINANCIAL
CRIMES; SOURCES OF INFORMATION; FINANCIAL AND NON-BANK
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; BOOKS AND RECORDS; RULES OF EVIDENCE;
ASSET FORFEITURE; CASE STUDIES; CASE DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING
AND ORGANIZATION; REPORT WRITING; CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS OF
WITNESSES, PROSECUTION TARGETS; METHODS OF PROOF; AND
COMPUTER ASSISTANCE IN INVESTIGATIONS.

4. (SBU) PARTICIPANT CRITERIA: THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THE
FIT COURSE ARE TRAINERS OF, OR SENIOR FINANCIAL
INVESTIGATORS; SENIOR PROSECUTORS WHO SUPERVISE/TRAIN MONEY
LAUNDERING PROSECUTION UNITS; AND, SENIOR ANALYSTS FROM
FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS (FIUs)

5. (SBU) ACTION ADDRESSEES ARE REQUESTED TO IDENTIFY THREE
PARTICIPANTS FROM THEIR HOST COUNTRY LAW-ENFORCEMENT
COMMUNITY THAT FIT THE STUDENT PROFILE PROVIDED ABOVE,
PARAGRAPH 4. IDEALLY, THESE PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE ONE
SENIOR PROSECUTOR/TRAINER, AND TWO SENIOR FINANCIAL CRIMES
INVESTIGATORS. ADDRESSEES ARE ALSO REQUESTED TO FUND TRAVEL
AND PER-DIEM FOR THEIR CANDIDATES TO ATTEND THE FIT COURSE.
FINALLY, ADDRESSEES SHOULD RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
IDENTIFYING THEIR CANDIDATES TO ATTEND THIS FIT COURSE AND
STATING POST'S ABILITY TO FUND ITS CANDIDATES' PARTICIPATION.

6. (SBU) POST IS REQUESTED TO FORWARD NAME, RANK, DATE/PLACE
OF BIRTH AND CURRENT POSITION TITLE OF EACH CANDIDATE
SELECTED FOR THIS COURSE.

7. (SBU) PARTICIPANT TRAVEL: REQUEST THAT POST MAKE FLIGHT
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THEIR PARTICIPANTS. THE COURSE BEGINS EARLY
ON MONDAY, 23 OCTOBER AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, 27 OCTOBER.
PARTICIPANTS SHOULD NOT BE SCHEDULED TO DEPART EARLIER THAN
SATURDAY, 28 OCTOBER.

8. (SBU) PARTICIPANT LOGISTICAL SUPPORT: TREASURY OTA WILL
ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT FOR FIT COURSE
PARTICIPANTS.

9. (U) COURSE LANGUAGE: THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN
SPANISH. WRITTEN TRAINING MATERIALS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED IN
SPANISH.

10. (SBU) POINTS OF CONTACT: ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
REGARDING THIS COURSE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE OFFICE OF
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: JOSEPH BOGNANNO ( 54 11 4618-6448).
PLEASE INCLUDE USTREAS/OTA ON ALL ADMINISTRATIVE AND
LOGISTICAL CORRESPONDENCE.

11. (SBU) ALL FUTURE MESSAGES FROM POST MUST INCLUDE "OTA
FIT" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. CABLES REPORTING NAMES AND
LOGISTICAL DETAILS FOR THIS TRAINING COURSE SHOULD BE SENT TO
THE ATTENTION OF: (OTA ) CORREA/ANDERSON/BOGNANNO)

12. (SBU) KEY DATES: POSTS MUST INFORM USTREAS/OTA VIA CABLE
BY THE FOLLOWING DUE DATES, TO AVOID AND OFFER WITHDRAWAL:

A. BY FRIDAY, 06 OCT 06: POST AND PARTNER COUNTRY ACCEPTANCE
OF COURSE OFFER

B. BY FRIDAY, 13 OCT 06, PARTICIPANT LIST, FLIGHT ITINERARIES

MATERA

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