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RI DOJ names criminal chief, deputy criminal chief



The Rhode Island Department of Justice has named a new federal criminal chief and deputy criminal chief.

U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha on Tuesday announced the appointments of Assistant U.S. Attorney William Ferland to the position of criminal chief and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra Hebert to the position of deputy criminal chief.

Neronha said in a statement that Ferland and Hebert are "experienced, talented attorneys with sound judgment and excellent leadership skills."

Ferland joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in May 2010, after having served as a Rhode Island state prosecutor for more than 20 years.

Hebert joined the office in June 2006, after having served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Texas and as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps at Fort Hood, Texas.



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