Tras la detención en Londres de Pinochet, en enero de 1999 el Departamento de Justicia decidió reabrir su investigación sobre el caso Letelier.
Treading into a political and diplomatic confrontation it tried to avoid, the US has decided to declassify some secret government documents on the killing and torture conducted by the former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet.
Llega a Chile un equipo del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos para investigar el asesinato de Letelier y Moffitt en Washington en 1976.
On February 25 2005, Riggs Bank agreed to pay $9 million into a fund for victims of Augusto Pinochet to settle a case over the bank's role in hiding the former dictator's ill-gotten gains.
Chile's top court opened hearings on whether the trial of Gen. Augusto Pinochet on human rights charges should be reopened in spite of the former dictator's deteriorated health.
The 1998 arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in London represented one of the most important events in international human rights law since the Nuremberg trials.