Crime

Ruth Morgan's crime-fighting career

A timeline of Ruth Morgan's career:

August 1995-April 2016: Supervisory assistant U.S. attorney, Criminal Division, Southern District of Mississippi, Biloxi/Gulfport. Case specialties: White-collar crime, public corruption, financial-institution fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax and money laundering. Significant cases: Prosecution of local officials for theft from federally funded projects, involved international asset forfeiture; prosecution of large defense contractor for multimillion-dollar mail fraud and money-laundering scheme; prosecution of state and local judges for honest services fraud scheme and RICO.

January 1984-August 1995: Assistant U.S. attorney, Criminal Division, Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson, then Biloxi/Gulfport. Significant cases: Multi-district narcotics trafficking, money laundering, environmental, health-care fraud, asset forfeiture and taxes. Prosecution of criminal defense attorney for money laundering and tax evasion; wire-fraud prosecution of defendant impersonating a medical doctor running a fraudulent health-care clinic; prosecuted Jamaican narcotics trafficker who fled to Jamaica during trial and was successfully extradited to the U.S.; also prosecuted members of Dixie Mafia, including corrupt sheriff and district attorney, for RICO violations. From 1987 to 1990 served as the lead prosecutor on a major FBI undercover public-corruption investigation, which led to the conviction of more than 60 local officials, resulting in a commendation from the director of the FBI, as well as national news coverage.

October 1982-January 1984: Staff attorney, Governor's Office of Federal & State Programs, Jackson

May 1981-May 1982: Law clerk, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson

Education: Law degree, Mississippi College School of Law, member of Law Review; bachelor's degree and graduate studies, University of Southern Mississippi.

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