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Eastern District of New York Staff Recognized at Annual Director’s Awards Ceremony

December 8, 2010

BROOKLYN - The Department of Justice held its 27th annual Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Director’s Awards Ceremony today, during which 159 award recipients from more than 45 districts were recognized for their dedication to carrying out the mission of the Department of Justice. Recipients included Assistant United States Attorneys, law enforcement agents, litigation teams, and others who made outstanding contributions in federal, state, and local law enforcement.

The award recipients honored for their work in the Eastern District of New York were Catherine M. Mirabile, selected to receive the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Civil Assistant United States Attorney for her exceptional performance in defending the interests of the United States in Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and employment discrimination trials; and Assistant United States Attorneys Greg Andres, Andrew Goldsmith, Jeffrey Knox, and Marshall Miller, Criminal Investigator John Mazzella, FBI Special Agents Jason Goodman, William Hyland, Jack Jupin, Steven Medeiros, and James Tareco, former FBI Special Agent Julie Joyce, and former Deputy Chief of Investigations James Gannon, Morris County, NJ, Prosecutor’s Office, selected to receive the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team for their outstanding efforts in convicting 12 operatives of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, a designated foreign terrorist organization based in Sri Lanka.

“These award recipients have been honored for their service and dedication to our country, as well as to their local communities,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Each of these committed public servants has helped to advance the Justice Department’s critical work. Their contributions have had a powerful impact in ensuring the strength of our justice system, the security of our communities, and the promise of our democracy.”

EOUSA provides oversight, general executive assistance, and direction to the 94 United States Attorneys’ offices around the country. For more information on EOUSA and its mission, visit



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