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Attorney For U.S. Trustee Program

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES TRUSTEES
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT
Announcement Number: 10-49-14001


The Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (EOUST) is seeking an experienced attorney from within the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) to serve as the Assistant Director for the Office of Criminal Enforcement. The EOUST oversees the work of the USTP by providing leadership, central policy and management direction, and administrative services to 95 field offices.

About the Office: The USTP promotes the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system by enforcing bankruptcy laws, providing oversight of private trustees, and maintaining operational excellence. The USTP carries out administrative, regulatory, and litigation responsibilities under titles 11 and 28 of the United States Code, and engages in significant civil and criminal enforcement efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the bankruptcy system.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The USTP employee who fills this position will be the senior manager responsible for providing leadership in the planning, development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a national program to effectively detect and refer for investigation and prosecution criminal conduct within the bankruptcy system.

Duties will include the design and implementation of a criminal enforcement strategic plan; coordination with and assistance to United States Attorneys offices, other Department of Justice components (including the FBI), and federal and state law enforcement agencies (e.g., Postal Inspectors, Secret Service, Inspectors General, and State Attorneys General) in the referral and prosecution of criminal cases; and the training of USTP staff, private trustees, enforcement partners, and others with an interest in the USTPs work in the criminal area The Assistant Director is responsible for the development of reporting and accountability systems for and the supervision of staff assigned to the Office, including those in headquarters and field office locations.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction). Applicants must have at least ten years of post-J.D. legal experience at the Federal level.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with white collar crime prosecution is highly preferred.  Exceptional management experience; superior written and oral communication skills; good judgment; demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment; and familiarity with bankruptcy law, complex business and financial matters, and investigative procedures and practices are preferred.

Travel: The work of the Assistant Director will require extensive travel to headquarters as well as USTP offices and Federal courts around the country.

Salary Information: Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The possible salary range is GS-15 ($123,758 – $155,500 per annum). Promotion potential: GS-15.

Location: The successful candidate will be based in his/her home office, although extensive travel is required.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants must submit a resume (or an OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment), a performance appraisal issued within the last 12 months, the latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), two recent writing samples relating to the handling of criminal matters, and a cover letter highlighting skills and qualifications via email to: eoust.hrd@usdoj.gov or via mail to:

U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
Human Resources Division
20 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 8212
Washington, DC 20530
Attn: Velicia M. Jacobs
Ref: 10-49-14001

The application package must be received by the closing date of the announcement, which is 12/20/2010.

No telephone calls please.

Internet Site: This and selected other legal position announcements can be found on the Internet at: http://www.justice.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html.

Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

Detective/Investigator for Arena Football League

Part time Investigator – New Orleans, LA
Position Type Position Title
Detective/Investigator Part time Investigator

Requirements/Overview
The arena football league is looking for an investigator in the New Orleans Area. A detective background is not required, but is a plus. Please email resume with the subject “New Orleans Investigator” in the subject to Chris Sanders at arenacompliance@yahoo.com. Do not apply if you live 20 miles outside the New Orleans area. The pay is part time and mileage is also paid.
Additional Information
Salary
$ 25 per hour
Posting Date
2010-11-15
Closing Date
2011-02-01
Job Last Updated
2010-11-29

Interesting Twist: Sammy the Bull Might Testify on Behalf of Mobster Gotti Jr

sammy-the-bullBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Salvatore “Sammy Bull” Gravano, the legendary mob snitch who helped convict his boss John Gotti, may get an opportunity to help  John Gotti Jr. who is on trial in N.Y., according to the website Gang Land News.

The website, written by mob-beat  reporter Jerry Capeci, reports that the defense may call Sammy the Bull as a witness to refute allegations that Gotti Jr. supervised the 1990 murder of a Gambino wise guy Louis DiBono who poppa Gotti wanted dead.

“In interviews with the FBI, and from the witness stand at several trials, Sammy Bull testified that he oversaw the October 4, 1990 murder of Louis DiBono,” Gangland news reports. ” At no time did he ever include Junior as a participant in the slaying, one of three murders included in the current case, and that could be of crucial help for the defense in Gotti IV.”

Gotti Jr. is accused of racketeering and murder and all things mobsters do to run an enterprise. It is his fourth trial in five years. The other three trials ended in a mistrial.

Hollywood Private Eye Anthony Pellicano Sentenced to 15 Years

Anthony Pellicano/youtube

Anthony Pellicano/youtube

The end of a Hollywood-like life was a painful one for Anthony Pellicano. The only snooping he’ll be doing will be behind bars.

By Victoria Kim
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in prison this afternoon for running an illegal wiretapping operation that gathered information for a list of well-to-do clients, including celebrities, attorneys and business executives.
U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer’s sentence was longer than the five-year, 10-month punishment recommended by the Probation Department.
Pellicano, whose clients and victims ranked among Hollywood’s biggest stars and most powerful executives, was convicted in two criminal trials earlier this year of 78 counts, including wiretapping, computer fraud and wire fraud.
In court papers filed in October, prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Pellicano, 64, to more than 15 years in prison, saying the sleuth was charged with, and convicted of, only a fraction of the crimes he actually committed.
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Hundreds of Law Enforcement Officers Gather For Memorial Service For Slain Pitts. FBI Agent Sam Hicks

Unfortunately, it was only after he was killed that the public got to know what kind of FBI agent Sam Hicks was. Hundreds gathered Friday to pay respect.

FBI Agent Sam Hicks/fbi photo

FBI Agent Sam Hicks/fbi photo

By Dan Majors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
OAKLAND, Pa. –Many of the hundreds of law enforcement officers attending yesterday’s memorial service for FBI Special Agent Samuel S. Hicks did not know him. But the personal anecdotes that his friends shared from the pulpit of St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland confirmed what they did know.
He was one of them.
More than 750 friends, family and law enforcement representatives from throughout southwestern Pennsylvania gathered to honor and remember Agent Hicks, who was slain in the line of duty last month.
“It’s a testament to Sam Hicks that he got the deserved recognition in death that he never sought in life,” said FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, who addressed the congregation. “Sam believed that the best was expected of the FBI, and that is what he gave every moment of every day.”
Agent Hicks, 33, a native of Alverton, Westmoreland County, who had been living in Richland, was fatally shot Nov. 18 in an Indiana Township home while serving an arrest warrant for drug charges.
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Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)

Position Title: Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)

Who May be Considered:

Applications will be accepted from all qualified U.S. citizens that
SPEAK SPANISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. You need not be a current or
former Federal employee to apply.

Salary range shown does not include locality pay and Law Enforcement
Availability Pay (LEAP). An additional compensation rate of 25% will
be added to the locality salary.

Job Description:

In 2007, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF) was ranked as one of the top 15 places to work in the Federal
government and one of the top law enforcement agencies! ATF is
looking for energetic, innovative, solution- oriented professionals
to help the ATF team succeed in our responsibilities to reduce
violent crime and protect the public.

The profession of special agent is exciting and rewarding. Special
agents must be tough – both physically and mentally. They must also
be able to handle rigorous training, personal risks, irregular hours,
and extensive travel. Special agents are subject to reassignment to
any ATF office in the United States, to include any U.S. Territory or
ATF overseas assignment.

Selected applicants shall be appointed in the excepted service and
must satisfactorily complete a 3-year training program which includes
but is not limited to successful completion of the special agent
basic training program, new professional training and qualify and
maintaining firearms proficiency.

Key Requirements:

  • Must be able to speak Spanish and pass Speaking Proficiency Test.
  • Take and pass TEA exam and Special Agent Applicant Assessment Test.
  • Be in compliance with current drug policy and pass drug test.
  • Take and pass polygraph examination and medical examination.
  • Must obtain a top secret clearance.
  • Application must be received online.

Homeland Security Responds to Post Story on Illegal Immigrants Cleaning Chertoff’s Home

Russ Knocke
Department of Homeland Security spokesman
WASHINGTON — Every contractor in the United States has the responsibility of ensuring their workers are legal. As customers, the Chertoffs obtained assurances from Mr. Reid that any personnel he dispatched to their home were authorized to work in the United States.
As soon as the Chertoffs learned that Mr. Reid deceived them by employing some unauthorized workers, they fired him. Further, Secretary Chertoff recused himself from any involvement in immigration enforcement actions that could follow.
The United States Secret Service maintains a round the clock security presence at the residences of protectees, and screens individuals who enter a residence or have business to conduct on the property.
This matter illustrates the need for comprehensive immigration reform, and the importance of effective tools for companies to determine the lawful status of their workforce.
More 91,000 employers have enrolled in E-verify, and there were more than 6.6 million workers checked last year. E-verify is free, fast and available online for employers. It is unfortunate that Mr. Reid did not acknowledge his own personal responsibility and check the eligibility of his work force.”

Adovocate Group in Fla. Accuses ICE of Using Excessive Force During Raids

Did ICE agents use excessive force? An advocacy group says yes.

BY TRENTON DANIEL
Miami Herald
MIAMI— A coalition of immigrant advocates is demanding that the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami investigate the arrests of dozens of Mexicans and Guatemalans taken into custody as undocumented immigrants last month during a raid targeting a separate group of alleged sex-trade traffickers in Homestead.
The advocates, along with local community leaders, say the 42 Mexicans and 35 Guatemalans — who were not involved in sex-trade trafficking — were rounded up Nov. 19 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. They accused ICE agents of using excessive force when they took the foreign nationals into custody.
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