Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Middle District of Alabama Receives Attorney General’s Award
Montgomery, Alabama - The Justice Department awarded Assistant U. S. Attorney Todd A. Brown the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. This award recognizes exceptional dedication and effort to prevent, investigate, and prosecute fraud, white collar crimes, and official corruption.
“I am very pleased that the extraordinary success of AUSA Brown and his team are receiving the recognition they truly deserve,” stated U.S. Attorney George Beck, “I believe it is essential that these type of crimes be vigorously prosecuted and that taxpayer funds be swiftly recovered when individuals attempt to profit illegally from the hard work and sacrifice of others.”
This year’s award is presented to the investigation and prosecution team members who were responsible for combating the growing epidemic of identity theft, tax fraud, and white collar crimes in the Middle District of Alabama. According to the Federal Trade Commission, in 2011, the number of identity theft complaints from the Montgomery area ranked second in the entire nation, trailing only Miami. However, thanks in great part to the efforts of AUSA Brown and his team, in 2012 Montgomery fell several spots to number 16 on the list.
“This is not an individual award,” states AUSA Todd Brown, “quite the contrary, this award recognizes the tremendous work performed not only by our office, but also the DOJ Tax Division, and very dedicated law enforcement agencies, especially the IRS. Victims of identity theft and tax fraud should be extremely pleased with the tireless efforts of the agents assigned to combat these crimes in the Middle District of Alabama.”
Other award recipients from the team include Assistant Chief Larry J. Wszalek, and Trial Attorneys Michael C. Boteler, Charles M. Edgar, Jr., Justin K. Gelfand, and Jason H. Poole, all from the Department of Justice’s Tax Division.
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