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Robert Trono -- Department of Justice
Deputy Director of the United States Marshals Service

Robert E. Trono assumed the position of Deputy Director of the United States Marshals Service on January 8, 2006. Prior to his current position Mr. Trono had served since January 2004, as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Mr. Trono advised the Deputy Attorney General on a wide variety of matters, including violent crime enforcement and death penalty case review. He also was responsible for oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the United States Marshals Service, and the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee. In addition, he spearheaded the development and implementation of the Department's violent crime initiative, led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. From 1998 through 2004, Mr. Trono was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. He was responsible for the investigation and prosecution through appeal of the most complex cases in the division including Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) and white collar fraud. He handled a number of high-profile public corruption matters, including the successful prosecutions of four city council members. He also successfully prosecuted many violent drug enterprises, including thirty members of a gang responsible for more than twenty murders. From 1988 through 1998, Mr. Trono served as a state prosecutor in multiple positions in Richmond, including Chief of Narcotics and Special Counsel to a multi-jurisdiction grand jury and task force that investigated significant cross-jurisdiction white-collar and narcotics offenses. During his time as a state prosecutor, Mr. Trono prosecuted a wide variety of major felony cases, serving as lead prosecutor in more than 130 jury trials. During this time, he was called on by six different elected Commonwealth's Attorneys to act as special prosecutor in a number of sensitive cases. From 1995 through 1998, Trono also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. While in Richmond, Mr. Trono was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and was a frequent lecturer on trial tactics and criminal justice matters. Mr. Trono was educated at the University of Richmond (B.S. in Business Administration, with Honors) and the William and Mary School of Law (Award for Academic Achievement in Economic Analysis of Law). He and his wife have two young sons.

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