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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

G-8 Crime Meeting Set

MOSCOW -- Money laundering and organized crime will head the agenda when top G-8 law enforcement officials meet in Moscow later this month, a spokeswoman for the Prosecutor General's Office said Tuesday.

The Oct. 19-20 meeting continues a process begun in Birmingham, England, in May 1998, when leaders of the Group of Eight, which joins Russia and the seven leading industrial democracies, pledged to work to combat financial crime.

A diplomatic source in Moscow said U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno was expected to attend, along with colleagues from Japan, Germany, France, Canada, Britain and Italy.

The meeting was planned long before international investigations into Russian money-laundering allegations hit the headlines in August.