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Senior State Prosecutor Appointed Asst. United States Attorney

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ronald R. Gendron, an Assistant Attorney General with the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General since 1991, has been appointed by United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha to the position of Assistant United States Attorney.

During his twenty-five year career as a state prosecutor, Mr. Gendron served in numerous capacities, including Chief of the White Collar and Public Corruption Unit and Chief of the Firearms Unit. He prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases, including firearms, narcotics, organized crime, gang-related, financial, public corruption and computer/Internet crimes.

Additionally, while serving as a state prosecutor, Mr. Gendron was cross-designated a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and prosecuted federal technology–facilitated crimes against children under Project Safe Childhood. Mr. Gendron was also a liaison between the Attorney General’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for the implementation of Project Safe Neighborhoods.

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha commented, “I am immensely pleased to welcome Ron Gendron to the United States Attorney’s Office.  He has dedicated his life to public service, performing superbly and honorably during his many years as a state prosecutor.  His experience and talent, and unquestioned integrity, will continue to serve the people of Rhode Island exceptionally well as a member of this office.”

Mr. Gendron graduated magna cum laude from Boston College. He earned his Juris Doctor at Villanova University School of Law. He served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Rhode Island Supreme Court for the Honorable Thomas F. Kelleher, Senior Associate Justice.

 

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Jim Martin (401) 709-5357

email: USARI.Media@usdoj.gov

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Updated January 14, 2016

Topic
Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 16-06