Career prosecutor Dana Boente will retain a leadership position in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia, The Washington Examiner reported.
U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride, who was confirmed Sept. 15, named Dana Boente as his top deputy. Boente served as the acting head of the office after Chuck Rosenberg resigned in October 2008. Boente was also Rosenberg’s First Assistant U.S. Attorney. The EDVA, in the suburbs of Washington, became one of the premier venues for national security cases after the 9/11 attacks.
Here are some highlights from the Examiner’s interview with Boente:
Examiner: What brought you to a career in prosecuting?
Boente: When I was first getting started in my legal career I came out to Washington to work in the Department of Justice. I thought I’d work there for three or four years and then move back to the Midwest and engage in corporate law. That was 26 years ago. It wasn’t the plan I started out with, but I enjoy it.
Examiner: How does newly appointed U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride compare with your old boss, Chuck Rosenberg?
Boente: They’re both low key guys, which is as helpful in that position as it is in mine. They have relaxed personalities.