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RECIPIENTS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S 52ND ANNUAL AWARDS

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

This is the Department=s highest award for employee performance,


accompanied by a cash award of $6,000. Two Exceptional Service Awards
are presented this year.

AWARD: Highly Sensitive Investigation


RECIPIENTS: Mark J. Huber
James S. Kendall
Roger A. Fowler
Robert Miranda
Deborah L. Trickey
Special Agents
Sean M. Joyce
Supervisory Special Agent
Dallas Division
Aubrey B. Farrar, Sr.
Supervisory Special Agent
Angel A. Burnette
Rebecca S. Tait-Sleeter
Intelligence Analysts
Arthur M. Cummings, II
Section Chief
Joseph M. Demarest, Jr.
Assistant Section Chief
Counterterrorism Division
Michael J. Heimbach
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Washington Field Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation

AWARD: Investigation of La Cosa Nostra and the Winter Hill


Gang
RECIPIENTS: Fred M. Wyshak, Jr.
Brian T. Kelly
Samuel W. Buell
Colin G.K. Owyang
Richard L. Hoffman
James D. Herbert
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
District of Massachusetts

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John H. Durham
Leonard C. Boyle
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
District of Connecticut
Cynthia Shepherd Torg
Trial Attorney
Organized Crime and Racketeering Section
Criminal Division
Daniel M. Doherty
Special Agent
New England Field Division
Drug Enforcement Administration
Thomas J. Foley
Colonel
Thomas B. Duffy
Major
Stephen P. Johnson
Lieutenant
Massachusetts State Police
David J. Lazarus
Sandra J. Lemansky
Special Agents
Boston Field Office
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Department of the Treasury

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL HEROISM

This award, to be accompanied by a cash award of $5,000, recognizes an


extraordinary act of courage and voluntary risk of life during the
performance of official duties. One Exceptional Heroism Award will be
presented this year.

AWARD: Heroism in a drug investigation


RECIPIENT: Tyler J. Kruse
Special Agent
Omaha District Office
St. Louis Division
Drug Enforcement Administration

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THE MARY C. LAWTON LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD

This award recognizes employees who have served at least 20 years in the
Department and who have demonstrated high standards of excellence and
dedication throughout their careers. This award is presented only in
exceptional circumstances to those individuals of special merit and is not
awarded to express general appreciation for tenure alone. This award is
accompanied by a cash award of $2,000. One Mary C. Lawton Award will be
presented this year.

AWARD: Career legal accomplishments


RECIPIENT: Dennis P. Kissane
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Western District of Pennsylvania

THE WILLIAM FRENCH SMITH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING


CONTRIBUTIONS
TO COOPERATIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT

The William French Smith Award for Outstanding Contributions to


Cooperative Law Enforcement is an honorary award granted to recognize
State and local law enforcement officials who have made significant
contributions to cooperative law enforcement endeavors. No monetary
recognition accompanies this award. One William French Smith Award will
be presented this year.

AWARD: Service on the Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force


RECIPIENT: Fred Ronald Wheat
Sergeant
Chicago Police Department
Chicago, Illinois

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS PUBLIC


SERVICE

This award is the top public service award granted by the Department and is
designed to recognize the most significant contributions of citizens and
organizations who have assisted the Department in the accomplishment of
its mission and objectives. No monetary recognition accompanies the
award. One Meritorious Public Service Award will be presented this year.

AWARD: Meritorious Public Service


RECIPIENT: Janak Dhabuwala
Manager, Quality Inn

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West Springfield, Massachusetts

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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

This is the Department=s second highest award for employee performance,


accompanied by a cash award of $3,500. Thirteen Distinguished Service
Awards will be presented this year.

AWARD: Combating and dismantling the Iraqi Intelligence


Service
RECIPIENTS: Mark P. Colgan
Unit Chief
Counterintelligence Division
Khaimraj Y. Bhagwandin
Patrick S. Carnahan
Charles E. Berger
Amy M. Kaskel
Kathy Lynn Koenig
Duane K. Kuizema
Mark E. Munster
Nicholas Panagakos
Kevin G. Riordan
Dina M. Thompson
Ian B. Vabnick
Special Agents
Elizabeth Gallagher
Supervisory Special Agent
New York Field Office
Shawn W. Stroud
Supervisory Senior Resident Agent
Kansas City Office
Christine Ungar
Intelligence Analyst
Counterterrorism Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation

AWARD: Efforts of the ENRD Missouri River Trial Team


RECIPIENTS: Fred R. Disheroon
Special Litigation Counsel
Caroline Blanco
Trial Attorney
General Litigation Section
Seth M. Barsky
Assistant Chief
James A. Maysonett
Adam D. Issenberg

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Jimmy A. Rodriguez
Trial Attorneys
Wildlife and Marine Resources Section
Andrew C. Mergen
Assistant Chief
Robert H. Oakley
Trial Attorney
Appellate Section
Daniel W. Pinkston
Trial Attorney
Environmental Defense Section
Paul S. Weiland
Trial Attorney
Law and Policy Section
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Joan D. Humes
David G. Wilhelm
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
District of Minnesota

AWARD: Heroism in the arrest of a notorious drug dealer


RECIPIENT: Paris A. Gillette
Special Agent
Chattanooga Field Office
Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives

AWARD: Foreign litigation expertise and the 17 November


prosecutions
RECIPIENT: Paul M. Herrup
Trial Attorney
Office of Foreign Litigation
Commercial Litigation Branch
Civil Division

AWARD: Management of litigation


RECIPIENT: Joseph H. Hunt
Director
Federal Programs Branch
Civil Division

AWARD: Prevented a hostage situation at FCI Greenville


RECIPIENT: Robert M. Jackson
Teacher

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Federal Correctional Institution
Greenville, Illinois
Federal Bureau of Prisons
AWARD: Efforts of the Philadelphia Violent Crimes Fugitive
Task Force
RECIPIENTS: Dennis M. Matulewicz
Chief Deputy
Robert Douglas Denney
Stephen Quinn
John J. Patrignani
Supervisory Deputies
William J. Plitt, Jr.
Supervisory Inspector
Kanti Somani
Dennis T. O=Brien
Robert K. Kurtz
Senior Criminal Investigators
Michael A. Garwood
Senior Inspector
Patricia E. Polichetti
Intelligence Analyst
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Marshals Service

AWARD: Countering abusive tax shelters


RECIPIENTS: Deborah S. Meland
Assistant Section Chief
John A. Lindquist, III
Trial Attorney
Civil Trial Section, Northern Region
Stuart D. Gibson
Trial Attorney
Civil Trial Section, Eastern Region
Frank P. Cihlar
Reviewer
Appellate Section
Tax Division

AWARD: Representing the U.S. before the Supreme Court


RECIPIENT: Patricia A. Millett
Assistant to the Solicitor General
Office of the Solicitor General

AWARD: Investigation and conviction of Dwight D. York

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RECIPIENTS: Richard S. Moultrie, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Middle District of Georgia
Stephanie D. Thacker
Trial Attorney
Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
Criminal Division
Jalaine G. Ward
Joan J. Cronier
Special Agents
Atlanta Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Howard R. Sills
Sheriff
Putnam County, Georgia

AWARD: Career contributions to the USAO NDNY


RECIPIENT: Joseph A. Pavone
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Northern District of New York

AWARD: Cases resulting from Operation Millennium


RECIPIENTS: Edward R. Ryan
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Western District of North Carolina
Ricardo A. Del Toro
Emily M. Smachetti
Richard D. Gregorie
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Southern District of Florida
Glenn C. Alexander
Trial Attorney
Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section
Criminal Division

AWARD: JPATS response during an aircraft emergency


RECIPIENTS: Lawrence C. Yeo
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Betti Michelle Lentz
Kimberly A. Heath
Brooks P. Howard
Aviation Enforcement Officers
Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System
U.S. Marshals Service

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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LAW
ENFORCEMENT

This award, accompanied by a cash award of $3,000, recognizes outstanding


professional achievements by law enforcement officers of the Department.
Two Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards will be presented this year.

AWARD: Illegal firearms trafficking investigation


RECIPIENT: Pamela J. Bradley
Special Agent
Miami Field Division
Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives

AWARD: Investigation and arrests which reduced


methamphetamine
RECIPIENTS: Gregory V. Conners
James A. Gomez
Scott R. Pagel
Special Agents
Los Angeles Division
James L. Jones
Joseph B. Schihl
Special Agents
Chicago Division
James J. Loring
Special Agent
Canada Country Office B Ottawa
Debra A. Lynch
Special Agent
Detroit Division
James M. McGill
Special Agent
New Orleans Division
Michael D. Menzer
Special Agent
New York Division
Drug Enforcement Administration
Carlos Robles
Task Force Agent
San Bernardino Sheriff=s Department
San Bernardino, California
Jerry V. Hall
Task Force Agent
Birmingham Police Department
Birmingham, Alabama
Daniel J. Foley
Task Force Agent
Oak Lawn Police Department
Oak Lawn, Illinois

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN


MANAGEMENT

This award recognizes outstanding administrative or managerial


achievements which have significantly improved operations, productivity, or
reduced costs. The award is accompanied by a cash award of $3,000. One
Excellence in Management Award will be presented this year.

AWARD: Contributions to the Attorney Student Loan


Repayment Program
RECIPIENT: Deana M.C. Willis
Assistant Director
Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

This award recognizes outstanding achievements in applying information


technology to improve operations and productivity, reduce or avoid costs,
and solve problems. The award is accompanied by a cash award of $3,000.
One Excellence in Information Technology Award will be presented this year.

AWARD: Efforts of OJP=s Information Technology Upgrade


Team
RECIPIENTS: Roy E. Blocher
Robert J. Pietropaoli
Supervisory Information Technology Specialists
Dewey F. Bullard, Jr.
Herbert L. Cares, Jr.
Donna M. Kucia
Lawrence U. Laws, Jr.
Betty A. Layne
Joseph E. Malloy
Sonya D. Marbury
Mahendra S. Patel
Michael F. Quinn
Jae H. Shim
Jonathan Washington
Information Technology Specialists
Jay W. Hoover
Web Manager
David L. Zeppieri
Chief Information Officer
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Office of Justice Programs

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN


FURTHERING THE INTERESTS OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY

This award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions towards


protecting U.S. national security. The award is accompanied by a cash
award of $3,000. Recognition is honorary in nature for non-career
employees during election years. One Excellence in Furthering the Interests
of U.S. National Security Award will be presented this year.

AWARD: Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S.


National Security
RECIPIENT: Patrick F. Philbin
Associate Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Deputy Attorney General

AWARD: Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S.


National Security
RECIPIENT: Rachel L. Brand
Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legal Counsel

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT


OPPORTUNITY

This is the Department=s highest award for performance in support of the


Equal Employment Opportunity program, accompanied by a cash award of
$2,000. One Equal Employment Opportunity Award will be presented this
year.

AWARD: Equal Employment Opportunity Program


Management
RECIPIENT: Debra L. Salters
Education Specialist
Federal Correctional Institution
Florence, Colorado
Federal Bureau of Prisons

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL


SUPPORT
This award is designed to recognize outstanding achievements in the field of
legal support to attorneys by paralegal specialists and other legal assistants.
A cash award of $2,000 accompanies this award. Two Excellence in Legal
Support Awards will be presented this year.
PARALEGAL CATEGORY

AWARD: Development of a presentation summarizing the USA


Patriot Act
RECIPIENT: Jessica J. Bluebond-Langner
Paralegal
Counterterrorism Section
Criminal Division

LEGAL ASSISTANCE CATEGORY

AWARD: Providing legal assistance to OLC


RECIPIENT: Lawan D. Robinson
Confidential Assistant to the Assistant Attorney
General
Office of Legal Counsel

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN


ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

This award recognizes outstanding performance in administrative or


managerial support by an administrative employee or secretary, and is
accompanied by a cash award of $2,000. Two Excellence in Administrative
Support Awards will be presented this year.

ADMINISTRATIVE CATEGORY

AWARD: Career contributions to FBI New York


RECIPIENT: Thomas W. Lee
Supply Management Officer
New York Field Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation

SECRETARIAL CATEGORY

AWARD: Implementation of a new prisoner processing system


RECIPIENT: Lori J. Iorg
Criminal Clerk
District of New Mexico
U.S. Marshals Service
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ADMINISTRATION

This award recognizes exceptional dedication and efforts in the


implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, and is accompanied by a
cash award of $2,000. One Outstanding Service in Freedom of Information
Act Administration Award will be presented this year.

AWARD: Career FOIA Accomplishments


RECIPIENT: Leonard Schaitman
Assistant Director
Appellate Staff
Civil Division

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR FRAUD PREVENTION

This award recognizes exceptional dedication and efforts to prevent,


investigate, and prosecute fraud and white collar crimes. The award is
accompanied by a cash award of $2,000. Two Fraud Prevention Awards will
be presented this year.

AWARD: Rite Aid corporate fraud case


RECIPIENTS: Martin C. Carlson
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Kim Douglas Daniel
George J. Rocktashel
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Middle District of Pennsylvania
David Clark
Donna L. Kanaskie
Special Agents
Connie L. Kegerreis
Financial Analyst
Philadelphia Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Scott B. York
Senior Staff Accountant
Securities and Exchange Commission

AWARD: Resolving allegations and exonerating an FBI SAC


RECIPIENTS: Noel L. Hillman
Chief
Daniel A. Schwager
Kartik K. Raman
Trial Attorneys
Public Integrity Section
Criminal Division
Joseph J. Allen
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of Michigan
Michael W. Haynie
Special Agent
Detroit Field Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Edward M. Dyner
Special Agent in Charge
John F. Oleskowicz
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Nicholas A. Fabregas
Nicholas V. Candela
Victor M. Gryniewicz
Kenneth R. Connaughton, Jr.
Bridget L. Mohler
Special Agents
Investigations Division
Office of the Inspector General
James M. Keiffer
Corporal
Dearborn Police Department
Dearborn, Michigan

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING


CONTRIBUTIONS TO
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the development and


support of community partnerships designed to address public safety within
a community. The award recognizes the significant contributions of citizens
and organizations who have assisted the Department in the accomplishment
of these programs. For non-employees, the award is honorary and no
monetary recognition accompanies the award. For federal employees, the
award is accompanied by a cash award of $2,000. One Outstanding
Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety Award will be
presented this year.

AWARD: Utah Project Safe Neighborhoods


RECIPIENTS: Larry C. Marx
Chief Investigator
State Bureau of Investigation
Utah Department of Public Safety
John W. Huber
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
District of Utah
Jeffrey P. Sarnacki
Resident Agent in Charge
Salt Lake Field Office
Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives
Lynette W. Gurr
Member
Utah Project for Safe Neighborhoods Task Force

THE CUBBY DORSEY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS BY


A WAGE GRADE SYSTEM EMPLOYEE

Accompanied by a cash award of $2,000, this award recognizes


extraordinary performance and contributions by wage grade system
employees, including laborers, mechanics, and skilled craft workers. One
Cubby Dorsey Award for Outstanding Service by a Federal Wage Grade
System Employee will be presented this year.

AWARD: Contributions at FCI Bastrop


RECIPIENT: Carlos Cruz
Automotive Worker Supervisor
Federal Correctional Institution
Bastrop, Texas
Federal Bureau of Prisons

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL=S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING


CONTRIBUTIONS BY A NEW EMPLOYEE

This award recognizes exceptional performance and notable


accomplishments towards the Department=s mission by an employee with
fewer than five years of federal career service. This award is accompanied
by a cash award of $2,000. The Attorney General=s Award for Outstanding
Contributions by a New Employee will be presented to two employees.

AWARD: Service to the USTP


RECIPIENT: Leonard J. DePasquale
Assistant U.S. Trustee
Region 1
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees

AWARD: Accomplishments in forensic science research


RECIPIENT: Lois A. Tully
Physical Scientist
National Institute of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
THE JOHN MARSHALL AWARD

The John Marshall Awards are the Department=s highest awards presented
to attorneys for contributions and excellence in legal performance. Fourteen
awards in nine category awards will be presented this year. Each award is
accompanied by a cash award of $3,000 per recipient.

TRIAL OF LITIGATION

AWARD: Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act litigation


RECIPIENTS: Theodore C. Hirt
Assistant Director
James J. Gilligan
Terry M. Henry
Rupa Bhattacharyya
Senior Counsel
Andrea M. Gacki
Serrin A. Turner
Trial Attorneys
Marc L. Kesselman
John G. Knepper
Former Trial Attorneys
Federal Programs Branch
Douglas N. Letter
Appellate Litigation Counsel
Michael S. Raab
Special Counsel
Dana J. Martin
Irene M. Solet
Ara B. Gershengorn
Trial Attorneys
Appellate Staff
Civil Division

AWARD: Trials related to the 16th Street Baptist Church


RECIPIENTS: Robert O. Posey
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Donald Q. Cochran
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney
R. Jeffrey Wallace
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Alabama
PARTICIPATION IN LITIGATION

AWARD: Support of the sentencing of Zaid Hassan Abd Latif


Safarini
RECIPIENTS: Gregg A. Maisel
Assistant U.S. Attorney
District of Columbia
Jennifer E. Levy
Trial Attorney
Counterterrorism Section
Criminal Division

AWARD: ADA compliance by the Shubert Organization


RECIPIENT: Robert W. Sadowski
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Southern District of New York

SUPPORT OF LITIGATION

AWARD: Prosecution of United States v. Rhodia, Inc.


RECIPIENTS: Daniel W. Dooher
Senior Trial Attorney
Environmental Crimes Section
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Kris A. McLean
Mark Steger Smith
Assistant U.S. Attorney
District of Montana
Martha A. Woelfle
Trial Attorney
Organized Crime and Racketeering Section
Criminal Division

AWARD: Terrorism related litigation support


RECIPIENTS: Jonathan L. Marcus
John A. Drennan
Trial Attorneys
Appellate Section
Criminal Division

HANDLING OF APPEALS

AWARD: Career appellate legal accomplishments


RECIPIENT: Ellen J. Durkee
Trial Attorney
Appellate Section
Environment and Natural Resources Division

AWARD: Career appellate legal accomplishments


RECIPIENT: Robert M. Loeb
Special Appellate Counsel
Appellate Staff
Civil Division

PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE

AWARD: Providing legal advice related to counterterroriam


RECIPIENT: Matthew B. Berry
Senior Counsel
Office of Legal Policy

AWARD: Providing legal advice to the FCC


RECIPIENTS: Nancy M. Goodman
Chief
Laury E. Bobbish
Supervisory Trial Attorney
Luin P. Fitch, Jr.
Carl Willner
Brent E. Marshall
Lauren J. Fishbein
Trial Attorneys
Telecommunications and Media Section
Frances E. Marshall
Attorney Advisor
Legal Policy Section
Cynthia Lewis Lagdameo
Trial Attorney
Foreign Commerce Section
Antitrust Division

PREPARATION AND HANDLING OF LEGISLATION

AWARD: Drafting counterterrorism legislation


RECIPIENT: Ronnie L. Edelman
Deputy Chief for Policy, Legislation, and Planning
Counterterrorism Section
Criminal Division

ASSET FORFEITURE

AWARD: Civil forfeiture action against Sawan Exchange


Company
RECIPIENTS: Daniel S. Ruzumna
Daniel R. Margolis
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Southern District of New York

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

AWARD: Snake River Basin Adjudication


RECIPIENT: Peter C. Monson
Assistant Section Chief
Indian Resources Section
Environment and Natural Resources Division

INTERAGENCY COOPERATION IN SUPPORT OF LITIGATION

AWARD: TRW mischarging litigation


RECIPIENT: Carol L. Matsunaga
Associate Counsel
Defense Contract Management Agency
U.S. Department of Defense