Sally Quillian Yates will serve as vice chair of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys.
Tuesday, January 8
Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, was appointed to serve as vice chair of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the appointment of Yates and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch as chair of the committee, with the appointment effective Jan. 1. The committee serves as the voice of the U.S. Attorneys and to advise the attorney general on policy, management and operational issues impacting the offices of the U.S. Attorneys. “I’m confident that U.S. Attorneys Lynch and Yates have the expertise and dedication to lead this critical group in a challenging time, as we work to fulfill the department’s commitment to …
The two men sought firearms, silencers and explosives as they planned to assassinate federal officials.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Two North Georgia militiamen were sentenced to five years in federal prison on charges of conspiring to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer. Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, and Dan Roberts, 68, of Toccoa, were sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 22, by U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story to the prison terms, to be followed by three years supervised release. They were found guilty of the charges on April 10. U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said: “These defendants didn’t just talk about killing government officials and law enforcement officers, they purchased equipment, including a silencer and what they thought were explosive devices, to carry out their plans. Now they will spend five years in prison.” Yates and information…