Glendale: Organized Crime

City News Service
February 16, 2005 Wednesday

Organized Crime


The U.S. ambassador to Armenia will discuss organized crime in the
former Soviet Union with the Eurasian Crime Task Force during a visit
today to the Glendale Police Department, a department official said.
John Evans will discuss the criminal underground that spread to the
United States after the fall of the Soviet Union, the impact of
Russian and Armenian organized crime on the Los Angeles area, and the
assistance embassy officials provide to law enforcement agencies in
the United States and Armenia, said Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police
Department. The task force includes the chiefs of the Glendale and
Burbank police departments and representatives of the FBI, Secret
Service, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County District
Attorney’s Office and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.