Charles G. La Bella, a former federal prosecutor selected by Attorney General Janet Reno to head a special task force focusing on federal campaign laws, is to speak at a breakfast forum on campaign financing on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the One-Ninety-One Club at 191 Peachtree St. downtown.

The task force investigated alleged contributions during the 1996 presidential campaign from international sources and produced several indictments.  As a result of his work as head of the task force, Mr. La Bella was awarded the FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service to Law Enforcement.

He currently is a senior managing director with Decision Strategies Fairfax International (DSFX), the world’s largest privately held investigative firm in the world with offices in 12 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, New York and Washington, D.C.  The firm also has offices in Asia, Europe and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Bert Schwartz, DSFX’s president and CEO, former Ambassador Clayton E. McManaway Jr., and other senior managers of DSFX, will host a reception at the World Trade Center Atlanta the preceding evening on Tuesday, Oct. 5., which Mr. La Bella also will attend.

Mr. La Bella joined DSFX earlier this year after completing nearly 17 years as an assistant U.S. attorney.  During his tenure with the Justice Department, he completed several international assignments. 

In 1992, Mr. La Bella was selected to act as a consultant to the Republic of Bulgaria’s Ministry of Justice in Sofia. In addition to conducting prosecutorial and judicial ethics training programs, his Bulgarian tenure included lectures on organized crime, political corruption and narcotics investigations.

As an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, he was involved in many high profile white collar and corruption prosecutions, including the prosecution of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.

To register for either the Oct. 5 reception at the World Trade Center or the Oct. 6 breakfast at the 191 Club, call Elizabeth Ward at (770) 977-6301 or send a fax to (770) 437-9950.