Upstate D.A. To Speak At International Conference

Jan 13, 2014

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The Albany County District Attorney has a speaking engagement this week... in Africa.

The Times Union reports on its Capitol Confidential blog that David Soares will speak Thursday at a drug policy conference in the West African nation Cape Verde. A spokesperson for the D-A tells the paper Soares plans to attend various roundtable discussions and other conference sessions in addition to touring law enforcement offices while in his home country this week. The trip is being sponsored by a nonprofit entity. Soares has attended and spoken at international drug conferences in the past. The T-U says the gathering is being funded by Open Society Foundations, an organization founded by George Soros. A Cape Verdean criminal justice delegation visited Albany back in October