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Attorney General Holder Recognizes FBI New York Employees at Annual Awards Ceremony

FBI New York November 01, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder recognized 303 Department of Justice employees for their distinguished public service on October 27, 2010 at the 58th Annual Attorney General Awards Ceremony. Fifty-five other individuals outside of the department were also honored for their work. Held at DAR Constitution Hall, in Washington, D.C., this annual ceremony recognizes both department employees and others for their dedication to carrying out the Department of Justice’s mission.

Attorney General Holder and Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary G. Grindler presented the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service—the department’s highest award—to two teams this year. The awards are given to teams involved in the investigation and prosecution of the largest health care fraud settlement ever obtained by the department involving Pfizer Inc., and the investigation and prosecution of those involved in an al Qaeda plot against the New York City subway system.

Eight employees from the FBI New York Office received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service: Assistant Special Agent in Charge Donald F. Borelli; Special Agents Farbod Azad, John W. Tinning, Garrett M. Zito, and Stephanie M. Buhl; Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Geralyn Custode; and Intelligence Analyst James B. Dowling. Other awards were also presented at the ceremony.

“It is an honor for members of the New York Office to be recognized for exceptional work in carrying out their duties,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Janice K. Fedarcyk. “This is an exemplary case of cooperative law enforcement efforts working together for the good of national security. I congratulate all those who received this award and I am especially proud of those from the FBI’s New York Office.”

A full list of awards can be located in the Department of Justice’s press release.