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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces New Chiefs Of Public Corruption And Terrorism Units



Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the appointments of Brendan McGuire as Co-Chief of the Terrorism & International Narcotics Unit and Arlo Devlin-Brown as Chief of the Public Corruption Unit.

Mr. McGuire joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2005. Prior to being named Co-Chief of the Terrorism & International Narcotics Unit, he served as Chief of the Public Corruption Unit and oversaw the successful prosecutions of former New York State Senator Carl Kruger, former New York City Council Member Larry Seabrook, former New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, and the prosecution of individuals and entities involved in the CityTime fraud scheme. Previously, Mr. McGuire was a leading prosecutor in the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit where he was part of the Southern District teams that successfully prosecuted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and Somali pirate Abduwali Muse. Mr. McGuire was also a member of the trial teams that tried and convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout and Syrian arms dealer Monzer al Kassar for conspiring to kill Americans.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. McGuire, 37, clerked for the Honorable Peter K. Leisure of the Southern District of New York and worked as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Stillman & Friedman PC in New York. He is a graduate of Williams College and New York University Law School.

Mr. Devlin-Brown joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2005. Prior to being named Chief of the Public Corruption Unit, he served as Deputy Chief of the Unit. Mr. Devlin-Brown has also served as a member of the Securities & Commodities Fraud Unit, the Complex Frauds Unit, and the Organized Crime Unit. During his tenure, Mr. Devlin-Brown was part of the Southern District teams that prosecuted and convicted former portfolio manager Mathew Martoma and indicted four SAC Capital Management Companies for insider trading; he played a key role in the investigation and charging of JPMorgan Chase for Bank Secrecy Act violations in connection with Bernard L. Madoff’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that resulted in a $1.7 billion forfeiture to be used to compensate Madoff’s victims. Mr. Devlin-Brown successfully prosecuted one of the largest Medicare fraud schemes – approximately $100 million – perpetrated by a single criminal organization. He also handled the prosecution of 12 senior executives and others from three leading illegal Internet gambling companies, which resulted in the termination of U.S. operations of these companies and over $1.5 billion in forfeiture.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Devlin-Brown, 40, clerked for the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and worked as an associate at WilmerHale in New York. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.

In making these appointments, Mr. Bharara said: “Brendan McGuire and Arlo Devlin-Brown are talented and dedicated public servants who have already made significant and valuable contributions and served the residents of the Southern District in the highest traditions of this Office. I am confident they will continue to do the same in their new positions, and I am grateful for their service.”

Press Release Number: 
14-059
Updated May 13, 2015