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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT
OF JEFFREY C. SULLIVAN AS INTERIM UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2007

SEATTLE — The Justice Department today announced the appointment of Jeffrey C. Sullivan to serve as the interim United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington. Mr. Sullivan will serve on an interim basis until a United States Attorney is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Mr. Sullivan has served as Chief of the Criminal Division within the United States Attorney’s Office since 2002, overseeing all criminal cases filed in the Western District of Washington. Mr. Sullivan has guided prosecutions involving material support for terrorism, cross-border organized crime, domestic terrorism, public corruption and corporate fraud. Mr. Sullivan has worked extensively with law enforcement leaders and local prosecutors to coordinate efforts to prosecute violent crime and other criminal activity. From 1975 to 2002, he served as the Yakima County Prosecutor, handling both criminal and civil litigation. In that capacity, he tried over 100 jury trials and argued twice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier in his career, he was a sole practitioner.

Mr. Sullivan graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law, and received his bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University.

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