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February 8, 2008
CONTACT: Steve Hudak


Bill S. Bradley Sworn in as FinCEN Chief Counsel

VIENNA, Va. - This week Bill S. Bradley was sworn in as the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN's) Chief Counsel. He most recently served as Legal Counsel to the Treasury Department's Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture.

Mr. Bradley re-joined the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of General Counsel, in 1991, having spent two years at the Department early in his legal career. He previously served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement with a primary emphasis on enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering issues. He also served as legal expert to the Financial Action Task Force, the inter-governmental organization dedicated to developing and promoting national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. He has frequently lectured and served as an advisor to law enforcement and prosecutors' offices nationwide.

"Bill's recognized expertise and years of pertinent experience add great depth to the FinCEN team," noted FinCEN Director James H. Freis, Jr. "I will rely heavily on his counsel, not only on legal matters, but on how we can best further FinCEN's mission."

From 1987 to 1991, Bill served as Assistant United States Attorney in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a former Counsel to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopoly and Business Rights of the United States Senate and worked within the General Counsel's office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mr. Bradley graduated from Howard University, received his law degree from Harvard Law School, and also holds an MBA from the University of Maryland School of Business.