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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island

October 26, 2009

U.S. Attorney Neronha named to
Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

          Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the appointment of Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and eight other U.S. Attorneys to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC).  The committee provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on policy, management, and operational issues affecting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys.  The appointments are for two-year terms.
            “This is a critical and exciting time for the Department of Justice and I will rely heavily on these U.S. Attorneys as we work to further the Department’s efforts to reduce violent crime and gang violence, promote civil rights, ensure fairness in the marketplace and above all, preserve our national security,” said Attorney General Holder.
            “I am honored to be named to the AGAC and to bring the voice of federal prosecutors and the concerns of Rhode Islanders to the Attorney General,” U.S. Attorney Neronha said.  “I look forward to working with my colleagues over the next two years.”
            The other appointees are:  U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara; U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Dennis Burke; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington Jenny Durkan; U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick J. Fitzgerald; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil H. MacBride; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Joyce White Vance; and Acting U.S. Attorney, ex officio, for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips.
            “This committee provides crucial advice to the Department’s leadership in helping shape key policies to accomplish our core mission of serving justice, and these distinguished U.S. Attorneys bring the experience, dedication and drive necessary to successfully serve this important role," said Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden. 

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