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National Anticorruption Academy Begins Monday

Media Advisory
For Media Planning Purposes Only

For Release: Aug. 10, 2016
Contact: Rachel Stone Noon Eastern 202-326-6027 rstone@naag.org
Twitter: @NatlAssnAttysGn

National Anticorruption Academy Begins Monday
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is Keynote Speaker

WHO: The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), is holding its first national anticorruption training academy for state prosecutors.

WHAT: The Anticorruption Academy is designed for prosecutors who are, or who would like to begin, prosecuting corruption cases. The training will cover topic areas related to: intake of corruption cases; investigation of white collar corruption (including financial analyses, wiretaps, confidential sources, and “cyber”); and trial issues and strategies. The training will also discuss ethical issues facing prosecutors in corruption cases, including pretrial publicity and discovery challenges.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and former Colorado Attorney General and current Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers will give opening remarks. The keynote speaker is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, whose office recently prosecuted two of the highest-elected officials in New York state.

Rhode Island Attorney General and NAGTRI Training Committee Co-Chair Peter Kilmartin will announce on Monday morning a new, significant NAGTRI resource for government attorneys.

WHEN: Only Monday, Aug. 15 from 9:00 a.m. Mountain time to 10:30 a.m. Mountain time is open for media coverage. This covers the opening and keynote remarks. The remainder of the Academy is closed to registered attendees only.

Video of the opening and keynote remarks will be posted on the NAGTRI website the same day as presentation.

WHERE: Antlers Hotel
Meeting Room: Sum II
4 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903

Reporters: To receive press credentials to cover the open Monday morning session, contact Rachel Stone, NAAG communications assistant, via email at rstone@naag.org or by phone at 202-326-6027. 

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The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), www.naag.org, was founded in 1907 to help attorneys general fulfil the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions. The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (NAGTRI), a NAAG branch, provides innovative legal trainings and comprehensive research to attorneys general offices.

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