Boente Returning To Eastern District of Virginia as Acting U.S. Attorney
By Jennifer Koons | September 19, 2022 10:50 am

Justice Department veteran Dana J. Boente is returning to the Eastern District of Virginia on Monday to become the acting U.S. Attorney.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dana Boente

Boente originally left the Eastern District office in February after being appointed the interim head of the New Orleans office following Jim Letten’s resignation.

Earlier this week, the Senate confirmed New Orleans native Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. to serve as the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana. He will be sworn in today.

Boente has been the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia since 2007. He was the acting U.S. Attorney in the Alexandria, Va., based district from 2008 to 2009. Before moving to the Virginia position, Boente served in the Justice Department’s Tax Division, where he began his DOJ career in 1984. He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the division from 2005 to 2007. From 2000 to 20005 he was a lawyer in the Eastern District of Virginia. For 16 years at the beginning of his career he served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division.

Kathleen M. Kahoe has been serving as acting U.S. Attorney since Neil MacBride stepped down on Sept. 13.

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