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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Attorney General Holder Statement on the Departure of John Kacavas as the United States Attorney of the District of New Hampshire

Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement on the departure of U.S. Attorney John Kacavas:

“For nearly six years as United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, John Kacavas’ impressive record of public service has reflected his dynamic leadership, his consummate skill and his unshakeable devotion to justice in the face of pressing concerns and daunting challenges.  Through his outstanding efforts, he has safeguarded the people of New Hampshire and left an indelible mark on the nation. 

“As Chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s Forensic Science Working Group, John has been an indispensable advisor to me, guiding the Justice Department’s use of forensic science to ensure that we rely on it knowledgeably, responsibly and effectively.  Through his critical work as part of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Working Group, John has helped uphold the Department’s promise to protect and defend the most vulnerable members of our society.  In every case and every circumstance, John has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to public service, to professional integrity and to the cause of justice.  I thank John for his exemplary service, I wish him the best of luck and I look forward to all that he will continue to achieve.”

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Updated April 9, 2015