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Deputy Attorney General Recognizes District Branch Chief

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

WASHINGTON – Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Duax, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Iowa’s Sioux City brank office, was one of 172 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director James Crowell, IV at the 35th Director’s Awards Ceremony today in Washington D.C.

The Northern District of Iowa was one of 31 districts represented at the ceremony which was held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.

In addressing the award recipients and guests, Deputy Attorney General Rosen told the awardees, “Today’s honorees have earned the esteem of their colleagues.  But most importantly, you have earned the gratitude of your fellow citizens — whose communities you have made safer, whose lives you have improved, and whose trust you have rewarded.”

In his remarks, EOUSA Director James Crowell told the recipients, “The Department of Justice is in truth a deployed force.  Your work isn’t easy, but it is vital to the functioning and enduring nature of our democracy.  As federal prosecutors, we are held to a higher standard, a standard that requires us to ensure that we uphold the rule of law and the fundamental rules of fairness in every trial, every settlement, every plea, and every legal argument in which we are involved.”

AUSA Duax was recognized for his superior performance in a managerial or supervisory role.  Over the past several years, Duax overcame difficult circumstances, including limited resources and a disruptive construction project, to greatly enhance the leadership, productivity, and morale in the Sioux City office.  At the same time, he prosecuted some of the office’s most difficult human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases while serving in a number of district-wide roles for the Northern District of Iowa.

“AUSA Duax demonstrated outstanding dedication and hard work, leading the Sioux City office by setting the example every day,” said United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr.  “Through difficult times and trying circumstances,

AUSA Duax’s leadership, good humor, passion, and work ethic never wavered.  My entire office is grateful for his continued commitment to doing everything he can to help protect the people of Iowa.”

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Updated June 20, 2019

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