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Benton J. Campbell to Be Named Interim U.s. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 05, 2007

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Benton J. Campbell will be named the interim U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, the Department of Justice announced today. Campbell is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, and currently serves on detail as the Acting Chief of Staff and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. He will replace Roslynn R. Mauskopf, who was confirmed yesterday by the Senate to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Campbell will assume his responsibilities upon Ms. Mauskopf’s appointment to the district court bench.

Campbell first joined the Department as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1994. He formerly served as the district’s Deputy Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Section, Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Section, and the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. In his district Criminal Division post, Campbell managed the activities of more than 100 Assistant U.S. Attorneys handling complex criminal matters spanning the full range of federal crimes. In 2003, he began service as a member of the prosecution team assembled to investigate and prosecute the crimes stemming from the collapse of the Enron Corporation.

Campbell joined the Department’s Criminal Division in 2005 to serve as Counselor responsible for advancing the legislative agenda of the Division and overseeing the Office of Policy and Legislation. He also served as Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division during a short time in the summer of 2006.

Prior to his federal service, Campbell was a litigation associate for Kirkland & Ellis, where he represented clients in civil litigation matters. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.



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