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Old 12-25-2007, 05:44 AM
DutchPhil DutchPhil is offline
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Default Re: Jesuit-Trained Movers and Shakers

Michael Sullivan is the current United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He is the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.[1]

Sullivan was notable for his prosecution of airport workers arrested at Logan Airport as part of "Operation Tarmac".[2] The Logan 19 were airport workers, arrested as part of Operation Tarmac, because they had lied about their nationality on the job applications. According to the Boston Phoenix:

"It’s true that life has changed since September 11. But with one exception, every US attorney prosecuting Operation Tarmac cases has either reduced or dropped the charges. The exception? Massachusetts’s Sullivan, who is pursuing maximum legal penalties against the former Logan Airport employees swept up in Operation Tarmac. 'Ignoring the alleged criminal activity of illegal immigrants sends the wrong message to the rest of the world,' he tells the Phoenix."

Sullivan was the subject of an article in Fortune magazine, for his prosecution of fraud in the pharmaceutical industry.[3]

Sullivan laid charges, in Boston, on November 23, 2005, against Abdullah Khadr, a Canadian who is alleged to have sold arms to the Taliban.[4][5][6]

He is rumored to be a potential Republican challenger for John Kerry's US Senate seat in 2008.

Michael J. Sullivan, Esq. ’72
Michael Sullivan, a former state representative and U.S. Attorney, is the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Week of March 18, 2007

U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan ’79 has been nominated by President Bush to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
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