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U.S. freezes assets of leading Camorra crime bosses

'Action designed to squeeze Camorra' says Treasury

U.S. freezes assets of leading Camorra crime bosses

(ANSA) - New York, August 1 - The United States Treasury Department on Wednesday froze the US assets of five bosses of Italy's Camorra crime syndicate, including Antonio Iovine and Michele Zagaria, jailed kingpins of the notorious Casalesi clan. The Treasury officially sanctioned the Camorra members by freezing assets they have within the jurisdiction of the United States and by prohibiting any transactions with them by US persons. "This action is designed to squeeze the Camorra out of the global financial system and protect the U.S. financial system from laundering its criminal proceeds," said US under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, David S. Cohen, in a statement. "We will continue to pursue members and supporters of the Camorra, and today's action against the group's leadership will help us cast an even larger net to expose their financial facilitators and associates wherever they may operate". US President Barack Obama in July 2011 identified the Camorra as a "significant TCO", or transnational criminal organization, and charged the Treasury with pursuing additional sanctions against its members and supporters.

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