WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LaserLock Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:LLTI), a global leader in providing state-of-the-art authentication solutions to governments, health care providers, high-end retailers and the gaming industry announced Monday that former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff has joined its Board of Directors.
Chertoff served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005-2009 where he led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans. He is currently the co-founder and chairman of the Chertoff Group, where he provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues.
"Profits from counterfeiting are a serious source of funding for illicit organizations across the globe," said Chertoff. "The work LaserLock is doing in preventing counterfeit goods from being sold as legitimate is important and I'm proud to lend my experience to this exciting company."
Prior to heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Chertoff served as a federal judge on the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He also has more than fifteen years experience in law enforcement, having served as a federal prosecutor investigating and prosecuting cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"Secretary Chertoff rounds out a dynamic board with a wealth of experience in law, government and business," said Michael Sonnenreich, Chairman of the Board. "His strategic vision will expand LaserLock's reach into a wide range of industries."
Chertoff joins Claudio Ballard, founder of DataTreasury Corporation and VEEDIMS, LLC, Connie Harriman-Whitfield, former Director of the Export-Import Bank, General Peter Pace, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Michael Sonnenreich, Chairman of Kikaku America International, Jonathan Weinberger, Executive Vice President of VEEDIMS, LLC and former Executive Secretary of the Treasury Department, Paul Wolfowitz, former President of the World Bank, as well as Norman Gardner, LaserLock's founder and Neil Alpert, President of LaserLock Technologies.
ABOUT LASERLOCK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
LaserLock Technologies, Inc. based in Washington, D.C., is publicly traded on the OTC Market under the ticker symbol "LLTI". The Company markets security technology to protect governments, health care providers, high-end retail goods, the gaming industry, documents and branded products from counterfeiting. To learn more, visit us at www.laserlocktech.com or follow us on Twitter @LaserLockTech.
Ann Marie Clements
Sage Communications (for LaserLock Technologies)
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