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U.S. Attorney Gilg Recognizes Officials 6/6/14  06/06/14 8:33:31 AM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

U.S. Attorney Gilg Recognizes Officials
At Nebraska LECC Criminal Justice Conference

The 27th Annual Nebraska Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) Criminal Justice and County Attorney’s Conference was held in Kearney, Nebraska. More than 300 local, state, and federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors attended the event.
The conference was designed to bring training to law enforcement officials and prosecutors in the latest topics impacting the criminal justice system.  The United States Attorney’s Office, Nebraska County Attorneys Association, and the Nebraska Sheriffs Association hosted the annual conference.
This year’s topics included:
• Role and Function of the DMV in Fraud and Criminal Matters
• Law Enforcement and the Media
• Case Study on the Gang Recruitment Statute
• Child Porn “Pedo Board” - International Child Pornography Case Study
• Synthetic Drugs/K2 Drugs
• Immigration Issues
• Preventing and Handling In-Custody Deaths
• Biohazard Concerns at Crime Scenes
• Juries and Social Media
• Hate Crimes
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg presented awards to criminal justice officials for their outstanding contributions to the criminal justice system and their communities.

Individuals were honored for their work on a child pornography/child exploitation case entitled Operation Torpedo. From left to right: SA Jeff Tarpinian, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg, and Assistant U.S Attorney Michael Norris. Not pictured: Sarah Chang and Keith Becker, both of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Department of Justice.

Investigators and prosecutors were able to dismantle a large drug trafficking organization by identifying violent gang leaders in the Omaha area with Operation Purple Haze. From left to right: Officer Gregory Carrico, La Vista Police Department; Deputy Douglas County Attorney James M. Masteller; Deputy Douglas County Attorney Jeffrey J. Lux; U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg; Special Agent Gregory Beninato, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Officer James Paul, Omaha Police Department. Not pictured: Officer Kimberly Woolery, Omaha Police Department.

From left to right: Retired Omaha Police Sgt. Raymond L. Fidone, Karen Fidone, and U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg. Sgt. Fidone was recognized for his outstanding leadership and coordination of Nebraska’s Project Safe Neighborhood’s gun violence initiative
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