New US Attorney for Eastern District from Arlington

19 Sep

Dana J. Boente, 59, a longtime Justice Department lawyer who lives in Arlington, is the new acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.  He had been serving as the interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where legislators recently confirmed Kenneth Polite as the permanent appointee to the job.

Among the candidates for the permanent position are Brian ­Moran, a former Virginia delegate andformer chairman of the state Democratic Party; Jay Prabhu, an assistant U.S. attorney in Virginia who heads the cybercrimes unit; Stephen C. Shannon, a former state legislator and attorney general candidate who works in private practice; and Gene Rossi, an assistant U.S. attorney who manages attorneys from elsewhere in the federal government who are temporarily assigned to the Eastern District.