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Deputy Attorney General Recognizes District Employee

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON – Assistant U.S. Attorney Héctor Ramírez-Carbó of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Puerto Rico 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 District of Puerto Rico 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 his prepared remarks, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen addressed the recipients and guests, saying, “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.”

Héctor Ramírez-Carbó, District of Puerto Rico, is recognized for his outstanding supervisory and managerial leadership as Chief of the Civil Division. As Civil Chief since 2014, Mr. Ramírez has implemented outstanding strategies to develop a successful and emerging ACE Unit and to integrate the work of the Civil Division Staff with the Criminal Division. In 2015, the EARS Evaluation Team gave excellent reviews for Mr. Ramirez’s management of the Civil Division. Mr. Ramirez’s exceptional efforts have instilled a spirit of cooperation among the different components of the office and have served to highlight the important work performed by employees in the Civil Division.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with EOUSA’s recognition of the leadership and managerial skills of AUSA Ramírez. We take this opportunity to congratulate him and his Civil Division team on all their accomplishments,” said Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, US Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico.

EOUSA provides oversight, general executive assistance, and direction to the 94 United States Attorneys’ offices around the country. For more information on EOUSA and its mission, visit


Updated June 20, 2019

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