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President Clinton Names Paula M. Junghans as Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division at the Department of Justice (7/28/00)

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The Briefing Room
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Boston, Massachusetts)

For Immediate Release                                    July 28, 2000


     The President yesterday nominated Paula M. Junghans to be Assistant
Attorney General for the Tax Division at the Department of Justice.

     Ms. Paula M. Junghans, of Baltimore, Maryland, is currently the Acting
Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, a position she has held
since January 1, 2000.  She served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for
Criminal Matters from October 1998 through December 1999.  Prior to her
appointment in October 1998, she was engaged in the private practice of law
and handled a broad range of criminal and civil tax matters, white collar
criminal matters, and other litigation.  Ms. Junghans was chair of the
Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation
from 1995 through 1997 and was President of the Maryland Criminal Defense
Attorneys Association in 1997-1998.  She is a Fellow of the American
College of Tax Counsel, the American Bar Foundation, and the Maryland Bar
Foundation, and has served on the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission
and Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission.

     Ms. Junghans graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in
1971 and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of
Law in 1976.

     The Principal Mission of the Tax Division is to represent the United
States and its officers in civil and criminal litigation arising under the
internal revenue laws, other than proceedings in the United States Tax
Court.  The major functions of the Division are to prosecute and defend in
all courts, other than the Tax Court, civil suits, matters arising under
the internal revenue laws, and litigation resulting from the taxing
provisions of other Federal statutes, except those which are assigned to
the Criminal Divisions.   In addition, the Tax Division handles most
criminal proceedings arising under the internal revenue laws and enforces
tax liens.


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