WASHINGTON-Treasury Secretary John Snow recently announcedWilliam J. Fox as the next director of the Financial CrimesEnforcement Network. His appointment will be effective Dec. 1, uponthe departure of current Director James F. Sloan. Fox is currentlyacting deputy general counsel and associate deputy general counselon terrorist financing and money laundering issues. "Mr. Fox'sdemonstrated skill as an attorney and manager, his extensiveexperience in financial enforcement issues, and his great workingrelationship with the law enforcement, intelligence and financialregulatory communities will be a tremendous asset as the TreasuryDepartment cracks down on financial crimes across the country andaround the world," Snow said. Fox has served in Treasury's Officeof the General Counsel since December 2000 in several positions.Prior to that, he served as an attorney at the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco and Firearms, then as senior counsel for Alcohol andTobacco and finally as deputy chief counsel from 1988 to 2000. Heholds a bachelor's degree and law degree from Creighton Universityin Omaha, Nebraska.

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