The Department of Justice announced today the interim appointment of Dana J. Boente as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Mr. Boente currently serves as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, a position he has held since 2007. He also served as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2008 to 2009. He previously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Tax Division from 2005 to 2007 and from 2000 to 2005, he handled numerous complex fraud prosecutions for the Eastern District of Virginia. Previously, Mr. Boente served for 16 years as a trial attorney in the Justice Department's Tax Division where he began his career with the department in 1984.
"Dana Boente is a veteran federal prosecutor with a record over the past 28 years of distinguished service to the Department of Justice," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "I am confident that he will lead the U.S. Attorney's Office through this time of transition and ensure the office's continued commitment to justice for the people of the Eastern District of Louisiana."
The Attorney General also announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney John A. Horn, a career prosecutor and currently the First Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia, has been assigned by the department to ensure compliance with the court's recent order in U.S. v. Kenneth Bowen, et al. Mr. Horn will be recommencing the investigation and review previously handled by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Horn will report directly to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in connection with this matter. Mr. Horn has been a federal prosecutor for over 10 years.