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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Veteran Assistant U.S. Attorney In Utah Honored By Department Of Justice At Awards Ceremony

WASHINGTON – Stewart C. Walz, who has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Utah since 1980, was honored for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S Attorney at a Department of Justice ceremony Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C.  Walz, a criminal attorney, was one of 160 nationwide recipients recognized by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director Monty Wilkinson at the 32nd annual Director’s Awards Ceremony held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.

Walz was recognized for his lifetime of distinguished service as an Assistant United States Attorney. Walz began his professional career in 1976 as an Attorney for Chief Counsel for the IRS.  Most of his 35-year career in the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been spent prosecuting white collar crime cases involving investment, securities, and tax fraud.  He currently serves as Senior Litigation Counsel in the office.

“Assistant U.S. Attorney Walz has made significant contributions to the integrity and effectiveness of the United States Attorney’s office through his successful prosecution of complex white collar cases and his exemplary service as a leader in the District of Utah.  He has distinguished himself as a highly-skilled and well-respected prosecutor and leader who has served as an influential role model and mentor for lawyers throughout the country,” U.S. Attorney John W. Huber said today.

Walz teaches extensively around the country for the Department of Justice on trial advocacy, grand jury practice, evidence, and white collar crimes.

In her prepared remarks, Deputy Attorney General Yates said, “The achievements being recognized today reflect the breadth of the department’s responsibilities, and some of our most significant challenges.   From dismantling dangerous gangs, drug cartels and human trafficking operations to tackling political corruption, white collar crimes, and international terrorism, these awardees have taken on our toughest cases.  And the citizens of our country are safer because of their work.”

“We honor the truly talented and dedicated legal and administrative personnel in the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ offices and our law enforcement partners who everyday touch lives in our communities, protect the American people, and work to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice,” said Director Wilkinson. 

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 http://www.justice.gov/usao.

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Updated June 1, 2016