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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn - 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. Amongthe award recipients was AUSA GaryS. Humble from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chattanooga. Recipients included Assistant United States Attorneys, law enforcement agents, litigation teams and others who have made outstanding contributions in federal, state and local law enforcement.

"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."

Gary S. Humble, Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Tennessee, received the award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney, for his prosecution of Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long on drug conspiracy, firearms, money laundering, and extortion charges. As a result of the prosecution, Long was quickly removed from office and received a 14-year prison sentence. This case is only one example of the fine public corruption work done by AUSA Humble over the course of a distinguished career.

United States Attorney Bill Killian noted that AUSA Gary S. Humble's extraordinary work has helped the Department of Justice to continue its mission to enforce all of our nation's laws, including prosecuting civil rights violations, gang violence and drug crimes, as well as representing our client agencies, conducting civil enforcement, and assisting victims of crime.

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 For more information on the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, visit

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