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Federal Prosecutor from New Mexico Receives U.S. Attorney General Award

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Eric Holder presented 278 Justice Department employees and ten other individuals, including an Assistant U.S. Attorney from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of New Mexico, with Attorney General Awards at a ceremony today in Washington, D.C.  These annual awards recognize Justice Department employees and other individuals for their dedication to carrying out the Department of Justice’s mission.   

“With this important event, we come together to honor some of our nation’s most distinguished, dedicated, and deserving public servants,” said Attorney General Holder.  “The hard work and impressive achievements of these 278 award recipients have inspired their colleagues at every level of the U.S. Department of Justice – including me.  Their leadership has been indispensable in defining the past year as one of historic accomplishment in the face of nearly unprecedented challenge.”

During today’s ceremony, Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Glynette R. Carson McNabb received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service in Indian Country which recognizes extraordinary efforts by Justice Department employees who demonstrate the Department’s commitment to fight crime in Indian Country.  Ms. Carson McNabb was recognized for her exceptional service and outstanding contributions to public safety in Indian Country over the course of 14 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Mexico.  Since June 2010, Ms. McNabb has served as the supervisor for the Indian Country Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Tribal Liaison for the 22 tribes in New Mexico.  In presenting the award to Ms. Carson McNabb, Attorney General Holder noted that Ms. Carson McNabb’s “dedication to improving public safety and the quality of life in tribal communities not only in New Mexico but throughout the country, has substantially contributed to the Justice Department’s commitment to fight crime in Indian Country.”

“This award is not only a fitting recognition of Glynette Carson McNabb’s extraordinary contributions to tribal communities in New Mexico and throughout the country,” said U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, “it is also a tribute to the countless tribal leaders, tribal, local, state and federal law enforcement officers, social service providers, and members of our Pueblos and Tribes who work with Glynette and the Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Indian Country Crimes Section to bring justice to our Native communities.  Their dedication to the communities they serve is inspiring and is making a powerful difference for our tribal communities.”    

In addition to supervising ten Assistant U.S. Attorneys charged with investigating and prosecuting the full range of crime arising from New Mexico’s 22 Indian tribes, Ms. Carson McNabb has been responsible for implementing and directing three DOJ-sponsored pilot projects in the New Mexico’s Indian Country, including the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Pilot Project, which seeks to combat violence against Native American women.  In addition to her work on the OVW pilot project, Ms. Carson McNabb serves as a member of the Attorney General’s Violence Against Women Federal and Tribal Prosecution Task Force.

Ms. Carson McNabb also has significantly contributed to the Justice Department’s work in Indian Country through her efforts to expand the available law enforcement resources by training tribal, state and local officers so that they may be commissioned as special law enforcement (SLE) officers by the BIA.  As a member of the Criminal Justice in Indian Country Working Group, Ms. Carson McNabb assisted in the development of a training program for officers seeking to obtain SLE commissions from the BIA, has participated in numerous SLEC training programs throughout the country, and regularly serves as faculty for DOJ sponsored Indian Country training programs.

Ms. Carson McNabb is a native of Silver City, N.M.  Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Carson McNabb was an Assistant District Attorney in the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office (Valencia County) for the State of New Mexico for four years.  She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and Texas Tech University School of Law.

Updated January 26, 2015