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US Attorney Jill Rose

Jill Westmoreland Rose has been employed by the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney since August 1999 and was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina on October 5, 2015.  During her 16-year tenure with the Department of Justice,  Mrs. Rose has served as the lead attorney for the WDNC’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program, Deputy Criminal Chief, Chief of the Criminal Division and most recently as First Assistant United States Attorney.

During her tenure in the United States Attorney’s Office, Mrs. Rose has handled a variety of cases including domestic and international drug trafficking and money laundering, violent crime, financial fraud, domestic terrorism and national security cases.  In her most recent national security case, Mrs. Rose was the lead prosecutor in the General David Petraeus classified leaks prosecution.  Notably, Mrs. Rose prosecuted the nation’s first successful death penalty case against an MS-13 gang member and the nation’s first death penalty case involving the Violence Against Women Act.        

Mrs. Rose previously served as a member of the Attorney General’s Criminal Chief's Working Group advising the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General regarding substantive legal and law enforcement issues, and she currently serves on the violent crimes and firearms sub-committee, the child obscenity and exploitation sub-committee, and the Native American issues sub-committee on behalf of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.  Mrs. Rose is also a committee member on the Governor’s Commission on Domestic Violence and a member of the Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Rose was an Assistant District Attorney for the 29th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina (1990-1999).

Updated February 23, 2017

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