2022 Investigators and Prosecutors of the Year

The Federal Law Enforcement Foundation is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Annual Prosecutors and Investigators of the Year. These awards honor representatives from the law enforcement community on the federal, state, and local levels; as well as the offices of the United States Attorney and the District Attorneys from the metropolitan New York and New Jersey areas. The awards are designed to recognize excellence in service during the preceding year. The personnel selected for these awards are recommended by the head of each agency and approved by the FLEF Board of Directors and Advisory Board members.

The selecting officials for the 2022 candidates are:

District Attorney Alvin Bragg, New York County
Inspector-in-Charge Daniel B. Brubaker, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Special Agent-in-Charge Keith Byrne, U.S. Dept. of State, DSS (NYFO)
Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, New Jersey State Police
Director Laurie R. Doran, NJ OHSP
Assistant Director-in-Charge Michael Driscoll, Federal Bureau of Investigation (NYFO)
Special Agent-in-Charge Patrick Freaney, U.S. Secret Service (NYFO)
Special Agent-in-Charge Susan A. Gibson, Drug Enforcement Agency (NJFO)
Special Agent-in-Charge Brian Kalb, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, TIGTA (NE Field Division)
U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos, District of New Jersey
Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Modafferi, USPS OIG (NE Field Office)
Acting Supt. Steven A. Nigrelli, New York State Police
Special Agent-in-Charge Ricky Patel, Homeland Security Investigations (NJFO)
United States Attorney Breon Peace, Eastern District of New York
Director Francis Russo, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol (NYFO)
U.S. Marshal Ralph I. Sozio, Southern District of New York
     

The honorees selected to receive the annual FLEF Prosecutors and Investigators of the Year Award represent the finest in the law enforcement community. It is also important to note that in many cases, numerous investigative personnel contributed to the success of the investigations for which the recipients are being cited. The selected recipients not only represent their agencies but also represent those individuals who have contributed to the many highly successful investigations highlighted in this year’s awards ceremony. The Foundation applauds the local and state agencies that have partnered with federal law enforcement personnel in the pursuit of safer communities and a more secure nation.

Prosecutors of the Year

Jennifer Ambuehl
Department of Justice
Bradley Barbour
United States Attorney’s Office
Craig Cecchini
Bronx District Attorney’s Office
Anden Chow
United States Attorney’s Office
Tavish Deatley
United States Attorney’s Office
Jessica Greenwood
United States Attorney’s Office
Joshua Haber
United States Attorney’s Office
Taylor Holland
United States Attorney’s Office
Danielle Kudla
United States Attorney’s Office
Tara M. LaMorte
United States Attorney’s Office

Francesca Liquori
United States Attorney’s Office
Nicole Mastropieri
United States Attorney’s Office
Catherine McCaw
United States Attorney’s Office
Breon Peace
United States Attorney’s Office
Sophie Reiter
United States Attorney’s Office
Drew Rolle
United States Attorney’s Office
Alixandra Smith
United States Attorney’s Office
Dylan Stern
United States Attorney’s Office
Anthony Torntore
United States Attorney’s Office
Brent Wible
Department of Justice

Investigators of the Year

Matthew Blong
Homeland Security Investigations
Brooke Boykas
Homeland Security Investigations
Jamie Brooks
Office of Inspector General
Jarrett Brown
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Keith Burgos
United States Marshals
Timothy Carey
Homeland Security Investigations
Michael Cavalieri
Homeland Security Investigations
Joseph Cerar
Homeland Security Investigations
Peter Chartier
Homeland Security Investigations
Larry Clifton
Internal Revenue Service
Ryan Collins
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kathleen Corbett
Homeland Security Investigations
Krista Cousins
Homeland Security Investigations
Jose Cruz
US Customs and Border Protection
Kenneth Cruz
Homeland Security Investigations
Joel De La Cruz
US Customs and Border Protection
William Dempsey
Homeland Security Investigations
Erica Dobin
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Tara Duffy
Homeland Security Investigations
Gregory Dunlavey
United States Attorney’s Office
Ethan Ellsworth
United States Attorney’s Office
Sean Fern
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Alena Finlayson
US Customs and Border Protection
James Gallo
Homeland Security Investigations
Mary Gardocki
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael Giampietro
Homeland Security Investigations
Joseph Giovanetti
NY State Department of Health
Steven Giblin
Homeland Security Investigations
Mark Gillespie
Homeland Security Investigations
Alexander Goldberg
U.S. Department of State
Jeremiah Gussoni
Homeland Security Investigations
Andrea Gutierrez
Andrea Gutierrez

Nakiesha Henry
NY State Department of Health
Robert Heuchling
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Giuseppe Interlandi
Homeland Security Investigations
Michael Jung
US Customs and Border Protection
Thomas Karasinski
New York State Police
Timothy Keating
Homeland Security Investigations
Carl Kite
Homeland Security Investigations
Joseph Koczon
U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General
Brian Kusterer
New York City Police Department
Danny Lee
Homeland Security Investigations
Michael Leclair
United States Marshals
Jimmy Lilla
New York City Police Department
Samuel J. Lizzio
New York State Police
Joseph LoBiondo
Homeland Security Investigations
Jordanna Lubelli
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Sheldon Mahon
US Customs and Border Protection
Samuel Mann
Homeland Security Investigations
Harry Marquez
Homeland Security Investigations
Justin McNair
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael Meawad
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Marlon Medrano
United States Marshals
Marcos Medina
Homeland Security Investigations
John Mirandona, Jr.
Homeland Security Investigations
Vanessa Molina
U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General
Marcus Murphy
Homeland Security Investigations
Margaret Murphy
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Joseph Napolitano
United States Treasury
Agnieszka Norman
Homeland Security Investigations
Padraic C. O’Brien
New York State Police
Trevor O’Reilly
Homeland Security Investigations
Brian O’Sullivan
United States Marshals
Jamon Parham
U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General

Evan Picariello
Homeland Security Investigations
Mark Pease
Homeland Security Investigations
Vincent Perez
Homeland Security Investigations
Tyler Pickard
Homeland Security Investigations
Timothy Purnell
Homeland Security Investigations
Kaitlyn Ragolia
Homeland Security Investigations
Pedro Ramos
Homeland Security Investigations
Xiao Ren
Homeland Security Investigations
Adam Rodriguez
Homeland Security Investigations
Lahmar Sanders
United States Marshals
Paul Sandrock
Homeland Security Investigations
Joseph Sansone
Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
Kristin Savoy
Homeland Security Investigations
Jacob Schor
New Jersey State Police
Timothy Schmidt
U.S. Department of Labor OIG
David Schwartz
United States Postal Inspection Service
Sanford Shulder
Suffolk County Police Department
Theodore Simon
Homeland Security Investigations
Christopher Siu
US Customs and Border Protection
Xander Smith
U.S. Department of State
Ricardo Solla
Homeland Security Investigations
Bernardo Stabile
Office of Inspector General
Robert Tansey
Homeland Security Investigations
Kevin Tillman
Homeland Security Investigations
Brian Trudel
Homeland Security Investigations
Abigail Tyrrell
U.S. Secret Service
Karl Ubellacker
Office of Inspector General
Eric van Dorn
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Adrian Vlahovic
Homeland Security Investigations
Christopher Wilson
Homeland Security Investigations
Sean Wolfenhaut
United States Marshals
Kevin Wronski
Homeland Security Investigations
Matthew York
Homeland Security Investigations

Group Awards

HSI Newark, New Jersey, Seaport Border Enforcement
Security Task Force/Opioid Task Force

HSI Newark, New Jersey, Brick Money Laundering Task Force Group II, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Office of Inspector General, Small Business Administration – Office of Inspector General, and Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

HSI Newark, New Jersey, Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force

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