Oct. 15, 2009
U.S. ATTORNEY TIM JOHNSON COMMENDS AUSA TONI TREVINO FOR RECEIVING THE FBA’S MICHAEL T. SHELBY AWARD
(HOUSTON) – United States Attorney Tim Johnson is honored to commend Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Toni Trevino, the recipient of the 2009 Michael Taylor Shelby Award from the Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). The FBA selected AUSA Trevino as this year’s recipient for her outstanding work prosecuting the leadership of one of the primary Mexico-based drug cartels and coordinating the investigative efforts of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the FBI in one of the most significant international criminal investigations conducted in the United States.
Named after the late United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Michael Taylor Shelby, the award is given annually by the Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association to honor attorneys in public service who demonstrate the values of dedication to ethics, professionalism and excellence which Shelby promoted.
“AUSA Trevino embodies the values promoted by the Michael Taylor Shelby Award - professionalism, dedication and commitment to ethics and excellence. She is deserving of the FBA’s recognition. We are proud to be her colleagues,” Johnson said.
AUSA Trevino will receive the Michael T. Shelby Award during the FBA Chapter’s annual dinner honoring the federal judiciary to be held today.
AUSA Trevino is the second AUSA in the District to be selected to receive this Award. AUSA Diana Song received the Shelby Award when it was first given in 2007.
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