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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Appoints U.S. Attorney Wagner to Co-chair White Collar/Fraud Subcommittee

Attorney General Loretta Lynch and US Attorney Ben Wagner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has appointed U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner to serve as co-chair of the White Collar/Fraud Subcommittee of the United States Department of Justice’s Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC).

Created in 1973, the AGAC provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General and other senior leaders in the U.S. Department of Justice on policy, management and operational issues, helping to shape policies to accomplish the Department’s core mission of serving justice. The White Collar/Fraud Subcommittee reports to the AGAC and represents the voice of the 93 U.S. Attorneys in matters relating to white collar crime. U.S. Attorney Wagner’s co-chair on the White Collar/Fraud Subcommittee is Melinda Haag, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California.

Wagner previously served for three years on the AGAC after being appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder in May 2010. Wagner continues to serve on several AGAC subcommittees, including those focusing on Civil Rights and Terrorism and National Security.

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