Message to the Senate Transmitting the Bahamas-United States Legal Assistance Treaty
the Senate of the
a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I
transmit herewith the Treaty between the
Treaty is one of a series of modern mutual legal assistance treaties being
negotiated by the
The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes: (1) taking testimony or statements of witnesses; (2) provision of documents, records, and evidence; (3) execution of requests for searches and seizures; (4) transfer of persons in custody for testimonial purposes; (5) serving documents; (6) locating persons; (7) exchanging information; (8) immobilizing forfeitable assets; and (9) any other matter mutually agreed upon.
I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Treaty, with related notes, and give its advice and consent to ratification.
The White House,