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United States Attorney’s Office Honors Federal, State & Local Law Enforcement Personnel for Exceptional Service
March 28, 2012

BOSTON - United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz today recognized 132 federal, state and local law enforcement officials and two bank security staff for exceptional service at the annual Law Enforcement Public Service Awards Ceremony.

ATF Accelerant Detection K-9 “LP” with the Suffolk County, NY, Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services was also honored in memoriam. Award recipients in two cases were also recognized for providing outstanding assistance to victims.

The ceremony held at the United States Courthouse in Boston honored those who performed remarkable investigative work in cases prosecuted in the District of Massachusetts and concluded in 2011. The honorees were nominated by Assistant U.S. Attorneys involved in the prosecution of the cases.

“The focus of today’s ceremony isn’t on the type of case, rather, it is on the investigative work, the challenges that were overcome and the collaborative efforts that were involved during the pursuit of justice,” said U.S. Attorney Ortiz at the event. “All of the recipients serve a vitally important purpose in ensuring that there is justice for victims.”

The cases and agencies recognized today were:

United States v. Benjamin Haskell, et al.
Recipients: Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Springfield Police Department; Massachusetts State Police, Fire and Explosion Investigation Section; Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office; and Suffolk County, NY, Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
The recipients in this matter also received a Victim Assistance Award.

United States v. Michael Powers, et al.
Recipients: Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation; Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts; Internal Revenue Service; and Federal Bureau of Investigation

United States v. John Camacho, et al
Recipients: Drug Enforcement Administration; Bedford Police Department; Waltham Police Department; Lowell Police Department; Boston Police Department; Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation; Massachusetts State Police; and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office

United States v. Jeremiah J. Salamon and United States v. Mani M. Batchu
Recipients: Federal Bureau of Investigation
The recipients in the Batchu matter also received a Victim Assistance Award.

United States v. Chan Hok Shek
Recipients: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement; and Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service

Operation Straw
Recipients: Federal Bureau of Investigation; Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Boston Police Department; and Massachusetts State Police

Operation Melting Pot
Recipients: Federal Bureau of Investigation; Lynn Police Department; Essex County Sheriff’s Department; Massachusetts State Police; and Massachusetts Department of Correction

United States v. Amadiegwu Onujiogu and United States v. Ernest McGee
Recipients: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations; U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations; and Boston Police Department

United States v. Ivaylo Hristov, et al.
Recipients: United States Secret Service; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Quincy Police Department; Milton Police Department; Massachusetts State Police; RBS Citizens N.A.; and Bank of America

U.S. v. Michael Crooker
Recipients: Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and U.S. Postal Inspection Service

U.S. v. Charles Manghis, et al.
Recipients: United States Fish and Wildlife, Office of Law Enforcement; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Law Enforcement; and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations

United States v. Trevor Watson
Recipients: Drug Enforcement Administration; Boston Police Department; Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department; and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

 

United States v. Justin Green, et al.
Recipients: Drug Enforcement Administration and Fairhaven Police Department

Firearms/Anti-gang Related Investigations in Boston
Recipients: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Operation Roadkill
Recipients: Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Brockton Police Department; Scituate Police Department; Massachusetts State Police; Taunton Police Department; and the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

 

 

 

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