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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
OCTOBER 19, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARYLAND UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE EMPLOYEES
RECEIVE EOUSA DIRECTOR’S AWARDS
Awards Received for Affirmative Civil Enforcement
and Budget Management
Two employees of the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office were honored today with 2007 Director’s Awards from the Justice Department’s Executive Office for United States Attorneys(EOUSA). The awards were presented by Acting Attorney General Peter D. Keisler and EOUSA Director Kenneth E. Melson at a ceremony held in the Great Hall of the United States Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C.
Maryland Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. DiPietro received an award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for his affirmative civil enforcement work. Budget Officer Kathleen Rosier was recognized for Superior Performance in Administration for her work on financial and budget issues.
U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said, “I am proud that the Justice Department recognized the exceptional work performed by employees of the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office this year in the areas of affirmative civil enforcement and budget management. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. DiPietro is one of the leaders of our efforts to use civil litigation to recover monetary penalties for fraud against the government, and he was instrumental in negotiating a $98.5 million recovery from a government contractor last year. Budget Officer Kathleen Rosier has provided outstanding financial and budgeting advice and demonstrated keen attention to detail in helping us to use our resources most effectively.”
“Those who we are honoring today are some of the Department’s finest public servants,” said Acting Attorney General Peter D. Keisler. “Through their leadership and integrity in carrying out the Department’s mission, those of us in the Department and the citizens in the communities they serve can be proud of the duties they perform on our behalf every day.”
A panel selects the recipients of Director’s Awards based on nominations submitted by each of the nation’s 94 U.S. Attorneys. The award recipients who were recognized today included Assistant U.S. Attorneys and others who have made outstanding contributions in federal, state and local law enforcement.