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Media Advisory

As part of a federal/state law enforcement initiative, there will be a joint press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at 1 p.m., Pacific Standard Time to announce an effort to crack down on mortgage-related scams. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Tony West, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, and Marietta Rodriguez of NeighborWorks America, will be available to answer reporters’ questions.

WHO: Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission

Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division,
United States Department of Justice

Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Attorney General

Marietta Rodriguez, National Homeownership Programs Director NeighborWorks America

WHEN: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
(4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)
WHERE: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Convention Center Command Center
750 Sierra Vista
Las Vegas, NV 89109
PRESS CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180

 

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