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FRIDAY - October 19, 2007


The Department of Justice held its 24th Annual Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Director’s Awards Ceremony today, during which 132 award recipients were recognized for their excellence in law enforcement. Recipients included Assistant United States Attorneys, litigation and information technology support personnel, and others who have made outstanding contributions in federal, state and local law enforcement.

Assistant United States Attorney James A. Candelmo was presented an award for his outstanding performance in the category of Superior Performance in Terrorism Prevention and National Security Protection.

“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.”

While terrorism remains the top priority of the Department of Justice, the Department has continued its mission to enforce all of our nation’s laws, including prosecuting civil rights violations, gang violence, and drug crimes, as well as representing our client agencies, conducting civil enforcement, and assisting victims of crime.

George E. B. Holding, United States Attorney, who also attended the festivities stated, “We are delighted that Jim was selected to receive this award. His dedicated and untiring service to bring to justice those that try to harm our nation and its people is a shining example of his unwavering beliefs in our nation’s judicial system.”

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