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James Candelmo '84


James Candelmo ’84 (right, with CIA Inspector General John Helgerson), deputy criminal chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina, received the Central Intelligence Agency’s Agency Seal Medal for his work as lead prosecutor in United States v. Passaro. This was the first and only prosecution for detainee abuse committed by a CIA contractor in Afghanistan. In addition, he received the U.S. Department of Justice’s Award for Terrorism Prevention and National Security Protection, in recognition of national programs he helped to develop.

(November, 2007)