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November 20, 2014

COLLECTIONS 2014: U.S. Attorney's Office Collects Nearly $20 Million for Taxpayers and Victims of Crime in 2014

October 29, 2014

ELECTION: Election Day Officer and Investigators on Duty to Examine Complaints of Fraud or Voter Rights Abuses

October 17, 2014

HISPANIC HERITAGE: Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu Speaks to U.S. Attorney's Office

October 1, 2014

HAYES: Annette L. Hayes Appointed Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington

GRANTS: Seattle and Puget Sound Education District Awarded DOJ Grants aimed at Reducing Youth Violence

September 3, 2014

U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan, DOJ Leader on Cybercrime, to Step Down

Holder Statement on U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan Steping Down

June 3, 2014

CYBER CONFERENCE: U.S. Attorney Hosts Law Enforcement Conference on Cyber Threats

May 19, 2014

SPD CHIEF NOMINATION: Statement of U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan

April 21, 2014

DISASTER FRAUD: U.S. Attorney and Snohomish County Prosecutor Alert Public to Beware of Disaster Fraud in Aftermath of Oso Landslide

April 10, 2014

DOJ INITIATIVE: U.S. Attorney Teams with Mariners and Macklemore to Combat Bullying

January 29, 2014

SPD LEADERSHIP: Statement of U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan

January 13, 2014

TAX ID THEFT: U.S. Attorney Warns of Growing Threat of Taxpayer ID Theft

September 30, 2013

DOJ GRANT: DOJ Recognizes Successful Partnership between Seattle Police and Community Partners to Combat Human Trafficking

September 27, 2013

DOJ GRANTS: U.S. Attorney Durkan Announces Critical Hiring Grants for Law Enforcment Officers and School Safety Officers

September 26, 2013

DOJ GRANT: Award will Continue Anti-Violence Efforts in Seattle

September 20, 2013

DOJ GRANTS: Western Washington Tribes Receive More Than $10 Million in Federal Grants to Enhance Law Enforcement

September 4, 2013

DOJ GRANTS: DOJ Awards Grants to Seattle Police and Skokomish Tribe for Programs to Protect Children from Predators

August 23, 2013

DOJ GRANTS: Washington State Organizations Receive Grants to Combat Sexual Violence and Improve Drug Treatment

BYRNE GRANTS: Washington State Awarded Nearly $5 Million to Enhance Criminal Justice

August 1, 2013

DIRECTOR'S AWARD: Appellate Chief for Western District of Washington Recognized for Outstanding Work

June 7, 2013

LUMMI NATION STAFF HONORED: U.S. Attorney Durkan Commends Staff Who Assist Victims of Crime

April 8, 2013

SPD CHIEF RETIRES: Statement of U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan on Resignation of Seattle Police Chief John Diaz

January 18, 2013

Center of Attention: U.S. Attorney Reports to Community on 'Hot Spot' Initiative

December 7, 2012

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE COLLECTS MORE THAN $41 MILLION FOR CRIME VICTIMS AND TAXPAYERS

December 5, 2012

Initiative 502: Statement from U.S. Attorney's Office

October 16, 2012

AWARD: Fraud Righters in Seattle Earn National Recognition

October 2, 2012

DOJ GRANT: Federal Funds to Enhance Work of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

September 28, 2012

COPS GRANT: Seattle Police Department Gets DOJ Grant for Officer Focused on Youth Violence Prevention

September 17, 2012

'SCAM JAM': U.S. Attorney Durkan Warns Seniors about Skimming and ID Theft

September 13, 2012

GRAND JURY: U.S. Attorney's Office Issues Statement on Grand Jury Process

August 23, 2012

YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION GRANT: DOJ Awards Nearly $1 Million to Seattle for Youth Violence Prevention

August 20, 2012

CYBER SECURITY: U.S. Attorney Reaches Out to Schools, Parents and Guardians to Focus on Internet Safety

July 27, 2012

SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT: Justice Department Announces Agreement with City of Seattle to Implement Reforms of Seattle Police Department

June 25, 2012

GRANTS: White House, DOJ Announce Law Enforcement Grants for Hiring of Veterans

April 26, 2012

VICTIM-WITNESS WEEK: U.S. Attorney Durkan Honors Citizen and Detectives whose Quick Action Resulted in Dismantling of 'Skimming' Ring

WORLD IP DAY: U.S. Attorney Durkan Highlights Importance of Protecting Innovation

March 22, 2012

U.S. Attorney Durkan Releases Annual Report to the Community

March 20, 2012

U.S. Attorney Durkan Speaks to Computer Security Professionals

November 17, 2011

FINANCIAL RECOVERIES: U.S. Attorney's Office Recovers more than $74 Million for Crime Victims and Tax Payers

October 25, 2011

WHITE CENTER INITIATIVE: Community Gathers to Forward Efforts to Keep White Center Safe and Thriving

September 28, 2011

AG HOLDER: Public Awareness Campaign Launched to Seek New Information in Murder of Assistant United States Attorney Tom Wales

September 14, 2011

DOJ GRANTS: Justice Department Awards more than $11 Million to Enhance Tribal Justice and Safety in Western Washington

September 9, 2011

DOJ GRANTS: Grants Target Child Sex Trafficking, Drug Abuse and Enhance Law Enforcement

September 2, 2011

DOJ GRANTS: More Than $5 Million for Local Law Enforcement

12/16/10 FISCAL RECOVERY
U. S. ATTORNEYS’ OFFICES CONTRIBUTED TO $6.68 BILLION IN CIVIL & CRIMINAL COLLECTIONS IN FISCAL YEAR 2010
Recoveries Largest in History

9/23/09 LYNCH
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE
Tacoma Attorney Served as Senior Department of Justice Official in Iraq

12/5/08 DIRECTORS AWARD
HELLS ANGELS TRIAL TEAM RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING WORK ON RICO CONVICTION
First RICO Jury Verdicts Against Notorious Outlaw Motorcycle Club in Twenty Years

9/5/08 RIVER PARK SQUARE
DOJ CLOSES RIVER PARK SQUARE INVESTIGATION WITH NO CRIMINAL CHARGES - Lengthy Investigation Finds No Evidence of Criminal Intent to Defraud

6/17/08 COURT APPEARANCES
ENHANCED RESPONSE TO FEDERAL CRIMES IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON - Defendants Now Will Make Initial Court Appearances in Vancouver, Washington

10/23/07 AWARDS
TWO US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE EMPLOYEES RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS - Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Law Enforcement

1/26/07 SULLIVAN
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JEFFREY C. SULLIVAN AS INTERIM UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON

1/25/07 MCKAY
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY JOHN McKAY JOINS SEATTLE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL - U.S. Attorney Credited with Innovative Leadership of Federal and Local Law Enforcement

1/17/07 MCKAY
US ATTORNEY PRESENTED WITH DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD - John McKay Honored by Secretary of Navy for Innovative Leadership

12/14/06 MCKAY
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY JOHN McKAY ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION - Led Reorganization and Refocusing of Federal Law Enforcement Resources Following 9-11 Attacks

9/27/06 IDENTITY THEFT
FEDS GO AFTER "INSIDERS"IN BATTLE AGAINST IDENTITY THIEVES - US Attorney and State AG Call on Businesses to Use Best Practices to Protect Data

2/23/05 HISTORIC HEARING IN SW WASHINGTON
Historic Vancouver Court Hearing Highlights Federal Focus on Southwest Washington

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