GENERAL INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
Ignacia S. Moreno
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Assistant Attorney General
The Environment and Natural Resources Division, which is organized into ten sections, has primary responsibilities for litigation as well as appellate and policy work on behalf of the United States regarding:
Ignacia S. Moreno was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division on June 8, 2009. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 5, 2009.
The owner and sole operator of an environmental laboratory was found guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi of all counts of a federal indictment charging falsification of records and obstructing a federal criminal investigation, announced Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno of the Justice Departmentís Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Gregory K. Davis.
Charles Kokesh was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pensacola, Florida, for violating the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act by selling two African elephant tusks and for making false accounts of wildlife related to that sale, the Justice Department announced today.
Connie M. Knight, 47, previously of Belle Chasse, La., was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison in New Orleans federal court late yesterday for providing fraudulent hazardous waste safety training in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill, announced Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Departmentís Environment and Natural Resources Division, and Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. In addition, Ms. Knight was ordered to pay victim restitution in the amount of $25,300.