Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs Meets United States Attorney General in London
Posted April 30 2014
The Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Mark Pettingill JP MP, had a sit down meeting with the United States Attorney-General Mr. Eric Holder today in London at the Ukrainian Forum to discuss a number of issues including civil asset recovery as a result of corruption.
The Bermuda discussion on the legalization and importation of medical marijuana was also raised. This is now the second time the Attorney-Generals have met in a continuing spirit of mutual co-operation between Bermuda and the United States.
Earlier in the day, the Bermuda Attorney-General moderated at the Ukrainian Forum on Asset Recovery with delegates including the United Kingdom Director of Public Prosecutions and the Ukrainian Minister and other senior delegates on Stocktaking on Stolen Assets in Ukraine.
The Attorney-General commenced the session with a brief overview on the strength of Bermuda’s AML and its regulatory regime and also highlighted the new civil asset recovery regime. The Minister also reinforced Bermuda’s commitment to cooperate in recovering any such stolen assets.