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Mar

05

2003

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA --  On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, United States Secret Service officials attended a ceremony recognizing the latest additions to the arsenal of tools combating international counterfeiting -- counterfeit detection canines.

Feb

12

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In what is described as the largest seizure associated with an active counterfeiting plant in Colombian history, the United States Secret Service and the Colombian National Police Service (DIJIN), uncovered more than $20…

Jan

30

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the second time in as many weeks, the United States Secret Service, working together with the Colombian National Police (DIJIN), suppressed a counterfeit U.S. coin plant. Nearly $100,000 in counterfeit "Golden Dollars,"…

Jan

24

2003

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, January 24, 2003, the United States Secret Service, in cooperation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, hosted a Internet Safety Seminar and Expo for Kids. The event highlights cyber-safety and the…

Jan

23

2003

LOS ANGELES -- El Jueves, 23 de Enero, el Servicio Secreto de los Estados Unidos arrestó siete personas comprometidas en llevar a cabo un detallado esquema de fraude de hipoteca. A los sospechosos se les presentó con cargos de conspiración para…

Jan

23

2003

LOS ANGELES -- On Thursday, January 23, the United States Secret Service arrested seven people suspected of carrying out an elaborate mortgage fraud scheme. The suspects have been charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

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Jan

17

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In what is described as one of the largest seizures of counterfeit U.S. currency in Italy in recent years, the United States Secret Service, working together with the Guardia Di Finanza, seized more than $1 million in…

Jan

14

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On January 9, 2003, the United States Secret Service, working together with the Colombian National Police (DIJIN), suppressed a counterfeit U.S. coin plant and seized $450 in counterfeit $1 coins and the metal needed to fill…

Jan

08

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of the Treasury has announced the appointment of W. Ralph Basham as the 21st Director of the United States Secret Service, the nation's oldest investigative federal law enforcement agency. Basham is a 28-year …

Nov

20

2002

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, November 20, 2002, United States Secret Service Director Brian L. Stafford issued the following statement on the passage of the bill to create the new Department of Homeland Security:

"This is truly a…

Nov

07

2002

WASHINGTON – Director Brian L. Stafford, a veteran of more than 30 years with the United States Secret Service, has announced his plans to retire effective January 2003.

“I am extremely proud of our accomplishments as an agency,” Stafford…

Oct

31

2002

WACO, TX. -- On Wednesday, October 30, 2002, agents from the United States Secret Service, in cooperation with the Waco Police Department, the McLennan Sheriff's Office, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigative Division (IRS-CID), …

Oct

21

2002

LOS ANGELES -- On Thursday, October 24, 2002, at 9:00 AM, the first quarterly meeting of the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force (LAXECTF) will convene at the Wilshire Grand Los Angeles. Security experts, including chief information officers…

Sep

03

2002

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Secret Service, in partnership with the Office of Homeland Security, will sponsor a Major Event Management Seminar, September 4-6, 2002 in Washington, D.C. The seminar's objective is to provide law…