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

February 4, 2014

United States Attorney Peter Neronha Announces Leadership Team Appointments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha today announced the appointment of Assistant United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch to the position of First Assistant United States Attorney. The position was most recently held by Kenneth P. Madden, who retired on January 31, 2014, after serving thirty-eight years in public service as a prosecutor.

Mr. Dambruch, who was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney in January 2004 and Criminal Division Chief in February 2007, served a 10-month detail for the Department of Justice in the Regime Crimes Liaison Office in Iraq beginning in December 2005. Prior to his appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Dambruch served as a state prosecutor, including appointments as Chief of the Narcotics Prosecution Unit, Chief of the Newport County Office, Chief Prosecutor, and Deputy Criminal Chief. Mr. Dambruch is a 1982 graduate of Providence College and received his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1985.

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha today also announced the appointment of Assistant United States Attorney Adi Goldstein to the position of Criminal Division Chief. AUSA Goldstein, who joined the United States Attorney’s Office in September 2002, and who was appointed Criminal Division Deputy Chief and lead Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Attorney in October 2009, also supervised the white collar crime unit which includes financial crimes, public corruption, health care fraud, and child exploitation cases.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Goldstein served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Goldstein is a 1995 graduate of Harvard University and received her law degree from Columbia School of Law in 1999.

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha today also announced the appointment of Assistant United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus to the position of Civil Division Chief. The position of Civil Division Chief was most recently held by former Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Iannotti, who retired after thirty-one years of public service with the Department of Justice.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office in May 2007, Mr. Myrus was a partner in two Boston law firms specializing in patent litigation and served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. A veteran, Mr. Myrus served in the United States Navy where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant as a helicopter aircraft commander and officer-in-charge of a helicopter detachment. Mr. Myrus was awarded the United Nations Humanitarian Service medal for the rescue of Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea and the National Defense Service Medal for the training of pilots during Operation Desert Storm.

Mr. Myrus, who is a 1984 graduate of Columbia University and a 1992 graduate of the University of San Diego, earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1995.  

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha commented, “I have worked with these three outstanding Assistant United States Attorneys for many years, some of them for over a decade.  They are highly intelligent, motivated and experienced attorneys, and I am confident that they will serve the people of Rhode Island extraordinarily well.”

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