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Paul McNulty -- Department of Justice
Deputy Attorney General

Paul J. McNulty was sworn in as Deputy Attorney General of the United States on March 17, 2006. Prior to his confirmation by the Senate, Mr. McNulty had served as Acting Deputy Attorney General since November 1, 2005. Mr. McNulty has spent nearly his entire career in public service, with more than two decades of experience in federal and state government. From September 14, 2001, to March 17, 2006, Mr. McNulty served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Under Mr. McNulty's leadership, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Eastern Virginia grew more than 20 percent, and he made the prosecution of terrorism, gun violence, drug trafficking, and corporate fraud his top priorities and successfully prosecuted many of our nation's highest profile cases in the War on Terror. He also launched initiatives against gangs, cybercrime and procurement fraud. Before becoming U.S. Attorney, Mr. McNulty directed President Bush's transition team for the Department of Justice and then served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General. In the prior Bush Administration, Mr. McNulty was the Justice Department's director of policy and its chief spokesman. Mr. McNulty has over 12 years of experience in the United States Congress. He was Chief Counsel and Director of Legislative Operations for the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also Chief Counsel to the House Subcommittee on Crime where he served for eight years. During those years he was a principal draftsman of many anti-terrorism, drug control, firearms and anti-fraud statutes. Mr. McNulty has played a significant role in shaping criminal justice policy in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He served then Governor George Allen as a primary architect of the "Parole Abolition and Sentencing Reform" initiative in 1994, and he served on the board of the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Advisory Committee of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mr. McNulty grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He married his college sweetheart 25 years ago, and they have four children.

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