Dili – 27 Anti-Corruption Specialists (ACS) completed three days (13-15/5) training course on Anti-Corruption & Financial Investigations, Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture supported by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial, Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) through US Embassy in Timor-Leste at Tower Fatuhada Dili.
The training course officially officiated by Commissioner Dr. Sergio Hornai accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Her Excellency Ms. Kathleen Fizpatrick on Monday (13/5).
The Anti-Corruption Commissioner Dr. Sergio Hornai in his opening remarks, expressed appreciation to US embassy in TL for its continuing assistance and thanked to American people and the U.S. government for their valuable support.
“The training course is highly important to elevate the capacity of investigators in the fight against corruption in Timor-Leste. CAC appreciated this continuation support from the people and the government of USA through its embassy in Dili. Thank you very much your excellency Madam Kathleen (Fizpatrick),” Said Commissioner Dr. Sergio Hornai in his official remarks.
Trainers in this training course were Honorable Judge Thomas A. Varlan of US Eastern District of Tennesse-Knoxville, First Assistant US Attorney Jared Bennett of District of Utah, Executive Director of Financial Information Unit (FIU) Maria Jose Sarmento and Dra. Angelina Saldanha from Public Prosecutor office.
The training for Anti-Corruption Specialists for CAC, PNSIK, PSIC and Customs is a continuation of previous training assistance provided by the US Embassy in TL to TL judicial institutions. (*)