United States Attorney For The District Of Nevada Announces Resignation
Las Vegas, Nev. – United States Attorney Daniel G. Bogden announced today that he will be leaving his position as the United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, effective February 28, 2007. "It has been both a great honor and privilege to have served the nation and the District of Nevada for the past five and one-half years," said United States Attorney Bogden. "The dedication and commitment of the men and women of the U.S. Attorney's Office can be seen every day in the important cases they prosecute, including cases related to terrorism, violent crime, public corruption, narcotics, child exploitation, identity theft and fraud, as well as in their successful defense of the United States and its agencies in Court. I thank President George W. Bush for giving me the outstanding opportunity to serve as United States Attorney."
Mr. Bogden, a graduate of Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, and the University of Toledo College of Law, was nominated on September 4, 2001, by President George W. Bush to be the United States Attorney for the District of Nevada. He was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on October 23, 2001. He previously served as the Chief of the Reno Division of the United States Attorney's Office, as an Assistant United States Attorney, as Deputy District Attorney for Washoe County, and as a Judge Advocate General for the United States Air Force.
Mr. Bogden oversaw over 40 attorneys in Las Vegas and Reno, and made the prevention of terrorism, and the prosecution of public corruption, violent crime, and drug crime, his top prosecutorial priorities. He has served on numerous task forces and committees, including the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Violent Crime and the AGAC on Native American Issues, and the Executive Board of the Nevada High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).
As United States Attorney, Mr. Bogden oversaw the prosecution of public corruption cases in Clark County, including the case against former county commissioners Dario Herrera, Mary Kincaid-Chauncey and Lance Malone, who were convicted earlier this year of depriving the Clark County Commission and the citizens of Clark County of their right to the honest services of public officials. During U.S. Attorney Bogden's tenure, the District of Nevada's firearm crime (PSN) program has been deemed one of the best in the nation, with almost 1100 individuals prosecuted for federal gun crimes. The District's pursuit and prosecution of violent gang members has made the communities and streets safer, with over 40 members of the Rolling 60s Crips street gang now convicted and serving federal prison sentences. Since 2002, the District also prosecuted 1067 individuals for federal drug offenses, 163 individuals for child sex offenses, and over 1000 individuals for immigration offenses. Additionally, during the last five years, the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office has collected over $57 million in fines and forfeitures on behalf of the United States, and in 2006, the Office brought over 200 appellate cases to conclusion with a success rate of 84%.
"The FBI has maintained a strong and productive working relationship with United States Attorney Dan Bogden and his team of dedicated prosecutors," said Steven M. Martinez, Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Dan has been instrumental in bringing together federal, local, and tribal law enforcement throughout the State of Nevada. In addition, Dan and his office have worked hard to protect the citizens of Nevada from terrorist threats. We will miss Dan's leadership and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
"Dan Bogden is an individual of great integrity who has provided many years of distinguished service as United States Attorney and as an Assistant United States Attorney for Nevada," said United States District Judge Philip Pro.
"Dan Bogden has been a great partner to the U.S. Marshals Service in Nevada, said Fidencio Rivera, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the District of Nevada. "Many of our successes are due to his strong support. Dan Bogden has been an advocate of the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (FIST) fugitive task force, the Sex Offender Compliance Apprehension and Prosecution (SOCAP) initiative, Operation FALCON I, Operation FALCON II, and numerous other public safety efforts that have resulted in hundreds of fugitives being apprehended making our community a safer place. Dan Bogden has also provided guidance and support in our combined efforts to obtain additional jail space for federal prisoners and numerous efforts to protect the federal judiciary. His contributions to our organization are valued and appreciated."
"The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has enjoyed a good working relationship with U.S. Attorney Dan Bogden for many years," said Clark County Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie. "His dedication to fighting crime in Southern Nevada has made him an asset to all areas of law enforcement."
"Dan is a great leader and a huge friend to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other federal, state and local law enforcement," said Michael P. Flanagan, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the DEA for Las Vegas. "His outstanding commitment, guidance, and leadership to drug law enforcement and the Nevada HIDTA will be greatly missed by everyone inside and outside the law enforcement community."
"On behalf of IRS Criminal Investigation and its agents in Nevada, I want to personally thank Dan Bogden for his efforts in the prosecution of tax and money laundering crimes in Nevada," said J. Wesley Eddy, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation for Nevada and Utah. "He will be greatly missed."
"During his tenure as United States Attorney, Daniel Bogden was always available to assist us in any way possible, particularly in the areas of internet crime, child pornography and the criminal use of weapons," said Richard A. Gammick, Washoe County District Attorney. "His contribution to the cohesive crime fighting efforts between federal, state and local agencies will long be remembered. Dan's departure from the United States Attorney's Office is definitely a loss to all law abiding Nevada citizens."
The District of Nevada comprises the entire state of Nevada, making it one of the largest of the 94 federal judicial districts. The United States Attorney's Office, with staffed offices in Las Vegas and Reno, has 40 attorneys and is responsible for conducting all criminal and civil litigation in the district involving the United States government.
"During the past five years, our office has been tremendously successful in implementing the national and district priorities," said U.S. Attorney Bogden. "We have worked to keep our nation and state safe, and have made a difference in our communities. At the same time, we have carried out the criminal, civil, appellate, asset forfeiture and fine collection functions of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada. It was an immense undertaking. I want to take this opportunity to thank the talented attorneys and staff of our United States Attorney's Office for serving the citizens of the great state of Nevada in such a committed and dedicated manner."