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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 26, 2016

Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl Named Prosecutor of the Year by Texas Narcotic Officers Association

DALLAS — Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl was named Prosecutor of the Year during the Texas Narcotic Officers Association (TNOA) 2016 Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, this week, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. 

TNOA President Tommy Hale presented the award to AUSA Meitl on Wednesday evening at the organization’s awards banquet.  The TNOA, established in 1970, is dedicated to providing high quality training for law enforcement professionals.  Its membership, not exclusive to narcotic officers, includes local, state and federal peace officers, reserve officers, prosecutors, law enforcement personal and other national and international associates.

“This award from the Texas Narcotic Officers Association is true recognition of P.J.’s dedication to making our communities safer by aggressively prosecuting drug trafficking, fraud, violent crime and public corruption cases,” said U.S. Attorney Parker.  “His work ethic and drive on behalf of the United States are unparalleled; P.J. is indeed an exemplary representative of our office and the Department of Justice and truly deserving of this recognition.  Thank you to the TNOA for the great work of its members in fighting crime and for recognizing AUSA Meitl.”

AUSA Meitl has been a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the Dallas headquarters office of the Northern District of Texas since January 2013.  AUSA Meitl received his undergraduate degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara in 2001.  He obtained his law degree and Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University in May 2006.  Prior to becoming an AUSA, he worked in private practice at a major law firm in Washington, D.C.

AUSA Meitl has a proven track record of working hand-in-hand with local, state and federal authorities to rid communities of dangerous criminals.  While AUSA Meitl currently works in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) section of the Criminal Division where he prosecutes complex drug trafficking organizations, he carries a diverse caseload that includes all types of cases, such as complex fraud, violent crime and public corruption, and he is recognized as one of the District’s “go to” prosecutors.  Just in the past year, AUSA Meitl has prosecuted more than 120 defendants from cases brought by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other law enforcement agencies.   

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Updated August 26, 2016