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Md. U.S. Attorney Bulks Up Staff For Gang Prosecutions
Posted By Andrew Ramonas On July 6, 2009 @ 5:43 pm In News | Comments Disabled
Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein will bring on three prosecutors to handle gang cases, according to a news release  from the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s office today.
Hirees Clinton Fuchs, Thiru Vignarajah and William Moomau will have their plates full with ongoing investigations into the MS-13, Black Guerilla Family, PDL Bloods and TTP Bloods gangs. Rosenstein said the trio will be a valuable asset in curbing gang activity in Maryland.
“A record number of federal prosecutors are now pursuing cases against violent criminals, and the volume of federal violent crime prosecutions continues to increase,” Rosenstein said in the statement. “The new gang prosecutors will allow us to devote even more resources to joint efforts with our local, state and federal partners to put dangerous gangs out of business.”
The prosecutors were hired under Maryland’s federally funded Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategy, which works to prevent and prosecute gang crime. The new gang unit has funding for two years.
Fuchs was a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judges Richard J. Leon and William D. Quarles Jr. before joining a private law firm.
Moomau was chief of the homicide unit of the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Vignarajah was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Guido Calabresi before joining a law firm.
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