Andrew S. Boutros, National Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team, has been presented with the National Prosecutorial Award by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA). The FLEOA National Prosecutorial Award is presented to the nation’s federal prosecutor who has “secured the conviction of a notorious criminal in the face of formidable obstacles through untiring effort,” and who worked with “federal law enforcement officers to do so.”
Formerly an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) until October 2015, Boutros's selection stems from his prosecutorial work on the dark website “Silk Road,” and in particular his successful investigation, prosecution, and conviction of the world’s largest drug trafficker on the site, described at the time as the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace of its kind on the Internet.
FLEOA is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit professional association, exclusively representing federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA represents more than 25,000 federal law enforcement officers from over 65 different agencies.