Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on February 1, 2016, the appointment of U.S Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC). Boente will fill the seat vacated by former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia, who resigned on December 31, 2015.
Boente was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate on December 15, 2015 as the U.S. Attorney of the ED of Virginia.
Boente is a 31-year veteran of the Department of Justice, joining the department in 1984 at the conclusion of a clerkship with a U.S. District Court Judge. From 1984 to 1999, Boente was a Trial Attorney with the department’s Tax Division. In January 2000, Boente became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Fraud Unit in EDVA. In August 2005, Boente was detailed back to the Tax Division to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. He returned to EDVA in May 2007, when he was selected as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. In December 2012, Boente went to serve as the U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Louisiana. He returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in EDVA in September 2013.