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Indonesian authorities are mounting a global manhunt for Muhammad Nazaruddin after he fled the country via Singapore.

Desiree Brown, the former treasurer of a private mortgage lending company, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bank, wire and securities fraud for her role in a more than USD1,900 million fraud scheme that contributed to the failures of Colonial Bank and TBW.

Authorities in the UK and Switzerland are taking steps to freeze bank accounts and other assets owned or controlled by or connected to Libya's Colonel Gadhafi, his relatives and associates.

Whether or not one approves of state resources being used to enforce private intellectual property rights, sometimes the issue is as important for the state as it is for the IP owners.

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