Today’s “Asset Search News Roundup” is about the New York case against the ex-president of Guatemala, Alfonso Portillo and it also mentions the sentencing of New York former top cop Bernard Kerik:

  • The one-count indictment unsealed on January 26, 2010 in the case against ex-president Portillo is available here.  Mr. Portillo’s indictment alleges that he embezzled monies in a public corruption scheme during his Guatemalan presidency.  According to his indictment, Mr. Portillo supposedly laundered illicit proceeds through multiple jurisdictions including: New York, Miami, Paris, Luxembourg and Switzerland.  He is specifically accused of violating 18 U.S.C. §1956 and the federal government is seeking asset forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §982
  • As reported by on February 18, 2010, former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik was sentenced to four years of prison for tax fraud and some of the other crimes described at “White-Collar Crime & A Former Top Cop“.  The letter Mr. Kerik sent to the Court just prior to his sentencing is available here:

(To Read Mr. Kerik’s Letter Click On The Image Below)

 Copyright 2010 Fred L. Abrams