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U.S. Attorney's Office honors 2 members of the Utah branch

National directors have recognized two members of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah for superior work performance and outstanding contributions to their office.

Linda Engle and David Schwen-di-man were two of a number of U.S. Attorney's Office employees to receive 1997 Director's awards by the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.Engle, who has worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office since 1986, was honored for superior performance in a "litigative support role." She started as a secretary for the office and worked her way up to Administrative Support Services Specialist. Along the way, she implemented a number of system-wide improvements in the office's litigative support systems.

Schwendiman received a Director's Award for overall superior performance on the job. In 1991 he became the lead attorney for the Crime Drug Enforcement task force, a position he held until 1993, when he became first assistant U.S. attorney in the Utah office.

During his tenure in the U.S. Attorney's Office, he has handled several high profile cases, including the investigation and prosecution of the LeBaron family.