Connecticut U.S. Attorney David Fein announced several staff changes on Thursday, saying that “certain changes were necessitated by the departure of Nora Dannehy.” Dannehy, who had been serving as the district’s chief of the Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Unit, was named Connecticut’s Deputy Attorney General in December.
Eric J. Glover was named chief of the fraud and corruption unit. Glover has been a federal prosecutor since 1998, first serving in the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Unit. He has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Connecticut since 2002, most recently serving as deputy chief of the fraud and corruption unit.
Richard J. Schechter was named deputy chief of the fraud and corruption unit. Schechter has served as a senior litigation counsel in the District of Connecticut since 2005. Prior to his time in Connecticut, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New Jersey for approximately 18 years.
Robert M. Spector has been named deputy chief of the District of Connecticut’s Appellate Unit. Spector has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney for about nine years, most recently serving as deputy chief of the Violent Crimes and Narcotics Unit and as Project Safe Neighborhoods coordinator.
S. Dave Vatti will succeed Spector as deputy chief of the Violent Crimes and Narcotics Unit and Project Safe Neighborhoods coordinator. Vatti has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District for approximately seven years, primarily as a member of the office’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, which pursues major drug-trafficking operations.