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Deputy Attorney General Brings on New Staff
By Andrew Ramonas | September 17, 2022 12:38 pm

Two Assistant U.S. Attorneys and two prosecutors from Justice Department headquarters are joining the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, a DOJ representative told Main Justice Friday.

They are:

- James Dinan, who will serve as the Director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program and an Associate Deputy Attorney General. He previously was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in D.C. for more than two decades, serving most recently as the office’s Criminal Division chief.

- Debbie Johnston, who will be an Associate Deputy Attorney General, focusing on law enforcement and criminal issues. She is on detail from the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she has served for 15 years. She is a Senior Litigation Counsel in the office.

- David O’Neil, who will serve as Associate Deputy Attorney General, focusing on criminal issues and national security. He most recently was an Assistant to the Solicitor General, providing advice on national security litigation and arguing cases in the Supreme Court.

- Armando Bonilla, who will be a Senior Counsel, focusing on criminal issues, computer forensics and information technology. He will also serve as the Government Accountability Office audit liaison. Bonilla previously served in the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section, where he was a Trial Attorney.


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