ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES THREE NEW MEMBERS TO

ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES THREE NEW MEMBERS TO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Janet Reno has appointed

three new United States Attorneys to serve on her Advisory Committee

of United States Attorneys. The Committee, created in 1973, advises

the Attorney General on law enforcement issues and gives the United

States Attorneys a key voice in Department policy. Their terms

become effective immediately and will expire December 31, 2001. They

are:

Donna A. Bucella, Middle District of Florida

Richard H. Deane, Jr., Northern District of Georgia

Jackie N. Williams, District of Kansas

“These new members will be bring a broad range of experience

and expertise to the Committee,” said Attorney General Janet Reno.

“Each has already made outstanding contributions to the Department.”

The new members currently serve on various subcommittees of the

Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. With today’s announcement,

each will become members of the full Committee.

Bucella, who served as Director (1997-1999) and Principal

Deputy Director (1994-1997) of the Executive Office for United States

Attorneys (EOUSA) before her appointment as United States Attorney

for the Middle District of Florida in 1999, was a key player in

bringing to justice the perpetrators of the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Before joining EOUSA, Bucella served as Assistant United States

Attorney for the Southern District of Florida (1987-1993), Director

for the Office of Legal Education, EOUSA (1993-1994), and Interim

United States Attorney, Middle District of Florida (1994). She is an

active member of the Advisory Committee’s Office, Management, and

Budget Subcommittee, and the Investigation and Intelligence

Subcommittee.

Deane has made major contributions as a member of the Advisory

Committee’s Health Care Fraud Subcommittee and the Controlled

Substances/Drug Abuse Prevention and Education Subcommittee. Before

being appointed United States Attorney for the Northern District of

Georgia in 1998, Deane served as Magistrate Judge for the Northern

District of Georgia (1994-1998), and Chief of the General Crimes

Section (1988-1991) and Criminal Chief (1991-1994) for the United

States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia.

Williams is a career federal prosecutor and an active member of

the Advisory Committee’s Subcommittees on Environmental Issues,

Native American Issues and Asset Forfeiture. Before being appointed

United States Attorney for the District of Kansas in 1996, Williams

served in the United States Attorney’s Office as First Assistant

United States Attorney/Criminal Chief (1993-1996), Interim United

States Attorney (1993), First Assistant United States Attorney

(1989), and Assistant United States Attorney (1978-1988).

The full 2000 AG Advisory Committee is listed below:

Mark T. Calloway, Western District of North Carolina, Chair

B. Todd Jones, District of Minnesota, Vice Chair

David M. Barasch, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Lynne Battaglia, District of Maryland

Donna A. Bucella, Middle District of Florida

Robert C. Bundy, District of Alaska

Richard H. Deane, Jr., Northern District of Georgia

Saul A. Green, Eastern District of Michigan

P.K. Holmes, III, Western District of Arkansas

Walter C. Holton, Jr., Middle District of North Carolina

Loretta E. Lynch, Eastern District of New York

Denise E. O’Donnell, Western District of New York

José de Jesus Rivera, District of Arizona

Thomas Strickland, District of Colorado

Charles R. Tetzlaff, District of Vermont

Gregory Vega, Southern District of California

Jackie N. Williams, District of Kansas

Sharon J. Zealey, Southern District of Ohio

Donald K. Stern, District of Massachusetts, officio

Wilma A. Lewis, District of Columbia, officio

Mary Gordon Baker, First Assistant United States

Attorney, District of South Carolina, ad hoc

Patrick Flatley, Civil Chief, Northern District of

West Virginia ad hoc.