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Siriwan Update

Siriwan Update

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12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728 ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR.United States AttorneyROBBERT E. DUGDALE Assistant United States AttorneyChief, Criminal DivisionJONATHAN E. LOPEZ (SBN 210513)Deputy Chief, Asset Forfeitureand Money Laundering SectionCriminal DivisionUnited States Dept. of Justice1400 New York Ave, N.W.Bond Building, Room 2200Washington, D.C. 20005Telephone: (202) 307-0846Facsimile: (202) 616-2547Email: jonathan.lopez@usdoj.gov Attorneys for PlaintiffUNITED STATES OF AMERICAUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIAWESTERN DIVISIONUNITED STATES OF AMERICA,Plaintiff,v.JUTHAMAS SIRIWAN,aka “the Governor,” andJITTISOPA SIRIWAN,aka “Jib,”Defendants.)))))))))))))CR No. 09-81-GWGOVERNMENT'S SECOND SUPPLEMENTALBRIEF IN OPPOSITION TODEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS RE:INTENT TO PROMOTE AND ORGANICJURISDICTIONHearing Date:November 29, 2012Hearing Time:8:30 a.m.______________________________)Plaintiff United States of America, through its counsel ofrecord, hereby submits its second supplemental brief to theCourt. The government’s second supplemental brief is based uponthe attached memorandum of points and authorities, the files andrecords in this matter, including, the government’s Response inopposition to defendants’ motion to dismiss the Indictment (DE
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1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272867) and the government’s subsequent filings, as well as anyevidence or argument presented at any hearing on this matter.DATED: November 15, 2012Respectfully submitted, ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR.United States AttorneyROBERT E. DUGDALE Assistant United States AttorneyChief, Criminal DivisionJAIKUMAR RAMASWAMYChief, Asset Forfeitureand Money Laundering SectionCriminal DivisionUnited States Dept. of Justice/s/JONATHAN E. LOPEZDeputy Chief, Asset Forfeitureand Money Laundering SectionCriminal DivisionUnited States Dept. of Justice Attorneys for PlaintiffUNITED STATES OF AMERICAii
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MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES
The government files this supplemental briefing to furtherbrief the Court with respect to the pending extradition requestand certain defense arguments in advance of the scheduled hearingon defendants’ Motion to Dismiss on November 29, 2012.Specifically, this filing will (1) update the Court on the statusof the government’s extradition request; (2) provide additionalbriefing relating to charging a foreign official with a moneylaundering offense with the FCPA as one of the specified unlawfulactivities; and (3) inform the Court of two recent cases relatingto defendants’ jurisdictional arguments. A.Status of Extradition RequestOn November 14
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, the undersigned received, via the UnitedStates Department of State, a letter from Mr. Thavorn Panichpant, Acting Attorney General of Thailand, dated November 9, 2012,stating, in part:“Currently, we are in the process of gathering furtherevidences before completing the investigation in order tobring both offenders to court to be formally charged.
Hence, we must postpone the extradition process of both persons as requested by the U.S. Government...
(emphasis added). The above letter and translation intoEnglish
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, is attached hereto as Exhibit A.It is the government’s position that the above response doesnot constitute a denial of the government’s extradition requestor an assertion of sole jurisdiction over this matter. Attachedas Exhibit B is a letter from the Department of State confirming 
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The English translation was completed by a United StatesEmbassy employee in Thailand.-1-
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