Weekly Roundup: U.S. Threatens More Syria Sanctions, New Jersey AML Officer Fired for Allegedly Aiding Drug Dealers, and More

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the United States would impose additional economic sanctions on Syria if the Assad regime fails to implement a U.N.-Arab peace plan. The proposal, which does not explicitly call for Syrian President Basha al-Assad to step down, would have Syria withdraw from civilian centers, allow peaceful demonstrations and release political prisoners. More A former Venezuelan Supreme Court justice tied to a drug trafficker facing charges in the United States is expected to provide the Drug Enforcement Administration with information connecting President Hugo Ch??vez's government to corruption, money laundering, drug traffickers and narco-terrorism,...