FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY - JULY 2, 2008
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY TO SERVE
ONE-YEAR DETAIL IN KOSOVO
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that Kimberly A. Moore, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, has been selected to serve a one-year detail as Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) for the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) in Kosovo.
OPDAT is a section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. Its mission is to assist prosecutors and judicial personnel in other countries to develop and sustain effective criminal justice institutions.
As the RLA, Ms. Moore will provide assistance to the Government of Kosovo to support its efforts in addressing corruption and human trafficking and in enhancing the rule of law. Ms. Moore will also help the people of Kosovo implement their own legal reforms designed to promote governmental integrity and accountability and to bring Kosovo’s criminal justice system into compliance with accepted international standards.
Mr. Holding was pleased with Ms. Moore’s selection stating, “We are proud Kim. She works hard and is bright and energetic. Her excellent legal and interpersonal skills are well suited for the monumental task ahead. Congratulations, Kim.”
Ms. Moore, a 1991 graduate of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and a 1994 graduate of NCCU School of Law, has been an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) since 1999. As an AUSA, Ms. Moore has specialized in narcotics trafficking cases. She was assigned to the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEFT), where she prosecuted and investigated all phases of violations of federal narcotics and firearms laws.
For approximately three years, Ms. Moore also served as the United States Attorney’s liaison for several communities involved in the “Weed & Seed” initiative, which is a Department of Justice community outreach program.During her tenure as an AUSA, Ms. Moore served a six-month detail as a Deputy Special Master for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund. In that capacity, she reviewed claims and served as a hearing officer in Washington, D.C. and in New York City in connection with claims for personal injuries arising from the September 11th attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.
From May, 2006, to May, 2008, she served a detail as a Trial Attorney with the Criminal Division’s Office of Enforcement Operations in Washington, D.C., where she was assigned to the Electronic Surveillance Unit. In this capacity, she reviewed requests for electronic surveillance, recommended approval or disapproval to the Assistant Attorney General, and provided legal and policy advice to United States Attorneys’ Offices and federal law enforcement agencies.In October 2007, Ms. Moore received a Special Commendation Award.
Prior to becoming an AUSA, Ms. Moore served as an Assistant District Attorney for Pitt, Martin, Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrell Counties of North Carolina
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