John Durham

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John H. Durham is the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He assumed the position on October 28, 2017.[1]

From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Durham served as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. From 1994 to 2008, he served as the Deputy U.S. Attorney, and as acting and interim U.S. Attorney in 1997 and 1998. He served as Chief of the Office’s Criminal Division from 1989 to 1994, and from 1982 to 1989, he served as an attorney and then supervisor in the New Haven Field Office of the Boston Strike Force in the Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section.

From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Durham served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Durham graduated, with honors, from Colgate University in 1972 and the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1975.

Mr. Durham has served as an Instructor in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of New Haven, as a Moot Court Judge at the Yale School of Law, and as a lecturer for the Connecticut Bar Association.

CIA torture

See also: John Brennan

From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Durham also served as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia for the purpose of investigating matters relating to the destruction of certain videotapes by the CIA and the treatment of detainees by the CIA.

Boston FBI office

See also: Robert Mueller and Whitey Bulger

From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Durham served as a Special Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and Head of the Justice Task Force, where he reviewed alleged criminal conduct by FBI personnel and other law enforcement corruption in Boston, led the prosecution of a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and a former Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant, and handled direct appeals and related proceedings following convictions after trial.

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