2019 Investigators and Prosecutors of the Year

The Federal Law Enforcement is proud to announce the recipients of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Investigator/Prosecutor of the Year. These awards honor representatives from each Federal Law Enforcement Investigative Agency and the offices of the United States Attorney(s) for the Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. 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 Board of Directors of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (FLEF). Award ceremonies were held prior to today’s luncheon during which each recipient received his or her award.

The selecting officials for this year’s candidates are:

Colonel Patrick Callahan, New Jersey State Police Department
Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett, US Postal Inspector Service
Special Agent in Charge Charlie Patterson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, NJ
Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, USPS Office of Inspector General, Northeastern Filed Office
Commissioner Geraldine Hart, Suffolk County Police Department – NY
Special Agent in Charge Mark F. McKevitt, US Secret Service – NJ
Inspector James V. Buthorn, USPS Office of Inspector Service, Newark Division
Director Troy Miller, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, Drug Enforcement Administration – NJ
Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen, Department of the Treasury IRS Criminal Investigation, NY Field Office
Superintendent Keith M. Corlett, New York State Police
Honorable James P. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney, WDNY
Honorable Geoff Berman, U.S. Attorney, SDNY
Special Agent in Charge Michael Mikulka, U.S. Department of Labor
Special Agent in Charge Raymond P. Donovan, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Field Office
United States Marshal Michael Greco, US Marshal – SDNY
United States Marshal Juan Mattos, Jr., US Marshal – NJ
Director Jared Maples, Homeland Security & Preparedness, New Jersey Office
Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder, Nassau County Police Department
Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney, Federal Bureau of Investigation – NY
Superintendent Edward Cetnar, The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Commissioner Daniel Nigro; New York City Fire Department
Special Agent in Charge Nathaniel Davis, Jr., US Secret Service
Honorable Darcel Clark, Bronx County District Attorney’s Office
Special Agent in Charge Timothy Dumas, US Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service
Honorable Richard P. Donoghue, US Attorney, Eastern District of New York
Special Agent in Charge John DeVito, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
NY and Special Agent in Charge Peter Fitzhugh, Department of Homeland Security, ICE

The Investigators and Prosecutors selected to receive the Annual FLEF Investigator/Prosecutor of the Year Award represent the finest in Federal Law Enforcement. It is important to note in many cases numerous investigative personnel contributed to the cases in which the recipients have been nominated. The selected recipients represent all those who have contributed to the cited highly success investigations.

The Foundation wishes to extend its appreciation to the local and state agencies that have joined federal law enforcement personnel in their battle against crime and terrorism. 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 cited in this year’s awards ceremony.

Prosecutors of the Year

Jorge Almonte
United States Attorney’s Office

Nicole Argentieri
United States Attorney’s Office

Eric Blachman
United States Attorney’s Office

Robert Boone
United States Attorney’s Office

Grace Carducci
United States Attorney’s Office

Janis Echenberg
United States Attorney’s Office

Adam S. Fels
United States Attorney’s Office

Margaret E. Gandy
United States Attorney’s Office

Lindsay Gerdes
United States Attorney’s Office

Andrea Goldbarg
United States Attorney’s Office

David Gopstein
United States Attorney’s Office

Brett Harvey
United States Attorney’s Office

Patrick T. Hein
United States Attorney’s Office

Jeffrey Kiok
United States Attorney’s Office

Desiree Latzer
United States Attorney’s Office

 

Tiffany Lee
United States Attorney’s Office

Amanda N. Liskamm
United States Attorney’s Office

Joyce Malliet
United States Attorney’s Office

Patrick T. Hein
United States Attorney’s Office

Jeffrey Kiok
United States Attorney’s Office

Desiree Latzer
United States Attorney’s Office

Tiffany Lee
United States Attorney’s Office

Amanda N. Liskamm
United States Attorney’s Office

Joyce Malliet
United States Attorney’s Office

Robert Marangola
United States Attorney’s Office

Mathew S. Miller
United States Attorney’s Office

Alexandra Minsk
United States Attorney’s Office

Jack A. Morgan
United States Attorney’s Office

A.J. Nardozzi
United States Attorney’s Office

Julia Nestor
United States Attorney’s Office

Virginia T. Nguyen
United States Attorney’s Office

Gina Parlovecchio
United States Attorney’s Office

DeLeassa Penland
United States Attorney’s Office

Matthew Podolsky
United States Attorney’s Office

Michael P. Robotti
United States Attorney’s Office

Everardo Rodriguez
United States Attorney’s Office

Daniel Shapiro
United States Attorney’s Office

Edward Siclari
United States Attorney’s Office

Richard Tucker
United States Attorney’s Office

Melissa Wangenheim
United States Attorney’s Office

Kyra Wenthen
United States Attorney’s Office

Meredith Williams
United States Attorney’s Office

David Zhou
United States Attorney’s Office

 

Investigators of the Year

Linsay Allcroft
United States Postal Inspection Service

Jason Allison
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

David Arminio
United States Postal Inspection Service

Keith Ashley
New Jersey State Police

David Arminio
United States Postal Inspection Service

Joanna Beck
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

Jesus Bonilla
Nassau County Police Department

Erin Boyle
United States Customs and Border Protection

Erin Briganti
Internal Revenue Service

Kevin Butt
Drug Enforcement Administration

Michael Carullo
Drug Enforcement Administration

Hope Cerda
United States Postal Inspection Service

Ronald Conyers
Homeland Security Investigations

Luis Correa
New York Police Department

Stephen Dellavalle
Newark Police Department

Eugene E. Donnelly
New York State Police

Brendan Fallon
United State Secret Service

Steven Farnsworth
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Karen Flanagan
Internal Revenue Service

Thomas Flynn
United States Secret Service

Robert Frizzell
US Postal Service Office of Inspector General

Kathleen Garver
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kevin Gillespie
Drug Enforcement Administration

James Gilroy
Nassau County Police Department

James M. Glynn
Federal Bureau of Investigation

George Goll
United States Department of State

Dolores Garza
United States Marshals Service

Robert Gross
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Anthony M. Grubisic
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Oscar Gyure
United States Marshals Service

George Gyure
Union County Sheriff’s Office

George Harvey
New York City Police Department

George L. Herbert
Homeland Security Investigations

Ryan Hines
Nassau County Police Department

Douglas Humphrey
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Patrick Inness
Drug Enforcement Administration

Gary Jensen
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kevin Kamrowski
United States Marshals Service

Christopher Keller
United States Marshals Service

Michael Kozlowski
United States Postal Inspection Service

Lauren Laielli
Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness, Operations Bureau

Joshua M. Liberman
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Peter LoBianco
Drug Enforcement Administration

Brian MacDonald
United States Postal Inspection Service

Stephen Marston
Federal Bureau of Investigation

John Martinez
New York Police Department

Damian Mazzaferro
Homeland Security Investigations

Sean McDermott
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Eric McGuire
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Philip Meagher
New York Fire Department

Raul Mercado
Suffolk County Police Department

Patrick T. Hein
United States Attorney’s Office

Jeffrey Kiok
United States Attorney’s Office

Desiree Latzer
United States Attorney’s Office

Tiffany Lee
United States Attorney’s Office

Amanda N. Liskamm
United States Attorney’s Office

Joyce Malliet
United States Attorney’s Office

Adam Mininni
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Evan Nadjavestky
United States Postal Inspection Service

Colleen Nase
Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness, Operations Bureau

Paul Newman
United States Secret Service

Joel Parsons
United States Secret Service

Joseph Patricola
United States Department of Labor

Timothy Pearce
Rochester Police Department

Jonathan Polonitza
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fred Porcaro
United States Marshals Service

Robert Potash
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Michael Preis
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Michael Pritchard
National Science Foundation

Megan Quinn
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

Jeffrey Raymond
Nassau County Police Department

Evan Rubenstein
United States Marshals Service

Matthew Ryan
Drug Enforcement Administration

Joseph Salavarria
Homeland Security Investigations

Brian Zapoticzny
US Postal Service Office of Inspector General