LAWRENCE WEST OF S.E.C. ARRIVES AT PARMA CRIMINAL COURT.
Lawrence West, associate director of enforcement at the U.S. Security Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) arrives at Parma's Criminal Court December 31, 2003 as part of the U.S collaboration with Italian authorities over a multi-billion-euro fraud at food firm Parmalat. Parmalat's crisis erupted nearly two weeks ago when Bank of America rejected as fake a document purporting to show nearly 4 billion euros of cash and securities held by a unit of the food group in the Caribbean tax haven of the Cayman Islands. REUTERS/Max Rossi MR/CRB