Weinstein Tapped For Federal Position

April 25, 2009|By Tricia Bishop | Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com

Maryland Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason M. Weinstein has been tapped to serve as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's criminal division, a former colleague and close friend revealed on his blog Friday.

The department confirmed the appointment.

In breaking the news, Steve Levin, who recently left the U.S. attorney's office to go into private practice in Baltimore, listed Weinstein's accomplishments between personal asides (he has "two awesome kids, a great wife" and an "uncanny ability to quote the entire script of Trading Places and most episodes of Seinfeld," Levin wrote).

Weinstein was president of his 1990 class at Princeton and graduated cum laude from George Washington University Law School, according to Levin. He has worked as special investigative counsel in the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General and as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York.

He is chief of the violent crime section in the Maryland U.S. attorney's office, where he developed Project Exile, a multiagency effort to curb violent crime in the state, Levin said.

Weinstein did not immediately return a call for comment.

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