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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Leonard C Boyle


Leonard C Boyle was appointed as the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut on March 1, 2021.  Mr. Boyle had served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney since June 2018, when he returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office after serving as Deputy Chief State’s Attorney in Connecticut for approximately nine years.

Mr. Boyle previously served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1986 to 1998, the last four years of which he was Chief of the Criminal Division.  After a short time in private practice, Mr. Boyle returned to government service in April 1999 as a Special Attorney to the U.S. Attorney General and investigated and prosecuted corrupt relationships between law enforcement personnel and organized crime figures in the Boston area.  From January 2003 to August 2004, Mr. Boyle served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney, and also supervised the Office’s Corporate Fraud Unit.

In addition to Mr. Boyle’s career as a federal and state prosecutor, his law enforcement and management experience includes service as the Director of the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center in Washington, D.C., from March 2007 to February 2009, and as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Public Safety from August 2004 to March 2007.

Mr. Boyle graduated from the University of Hartford in 1980, and from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1983.

From 1975 to 1980, Mr. Boyle was a police officer for the Town of East Hartford.

Mr. Boyle is the 53rd U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, an office that was established in 1789. 

Updated March 1, 2021

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