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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces James A. Crowell IV as Acting Director for the Executive Office For U.S. Attorneys

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that James A. Crowell IV has been named Acting Director for the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA).

“Jim Crowell is an exceptional career prosecutor, who has served with distinction in a variety of leadership roles in the Department of Justice,” said Attorney General Sessions. “Jim has been an outstanding public servant and principled leader.  I am grateful he has agreed to take on this responsibility, and I look forward to continuing to work with him and the U.S. Attorneys as we continue our efforts to deter crime, promote the rule of law, and ensure equal justice for everyone.”

Prior to this appointment, James Crowell served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General, Associate Deputy Attorney General, and Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.  Before joining the Deputy Attorney General's office, Crowell was the Criminal Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, where he began as an Assistant United States Attorney.  As Criminal Chief, Crowell oversaw the work of over 85 Assistant U.S. Attorneys involved in criminal prosecutions, including national security, violent crime, fraud and corruption, cybercrime, narcotics, asset forfeiture, and money laundering, as well as the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Project Safe Child, Project Safe Neighborhood, and related anti-crime programs. Crowell also served as the Chief of the Southern Division.

James Crowell is the recipient of numerous law enforcement awards, including all three of the Department of Defense’s highest civilian awards, recognizing his effort to combat contract fraud and corruption involving military contracts. 

Press Release Number: 
17-1375
Updated December 6, 2017