Michael J. Sullivan
(born October 3, 1954 ) is the former United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
. He is also the former Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Prior to his appointment he served six years as the District Attorney for Plymouth County
, as well as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Sullivan was notable for his prosecution of airport workers arrested at Logan Airport
as part of "Operation Tarmac
". The were airport workers, arrested as part of Operation Tarmac, because they had lied about their nationality on the job applications. According to the :
- "It’s true that life has changed since September 11. But with one exception, every US attorney prosecuting Operation Tarmac cases has either reduced or dropped the charges. The exception? Massachusetts’s Sullivan, who is pursuing maximum legal penalties against the former Logan Airport employees swept up in Operation Tarmac. 'Ignoring the alleged criminal activity of illegal immigrants sends the wrong message to the rest of the world,' he tells the Phoenix."
Sullivan was the subject of an article in Fortune
magazine, for his prosecution of fraud in the pharmaceutical industry.
Sullivan laid charges, in Boston, on November 23, 2005, against Abdullah Khadr
, an Egyptian from Canada who is alleged to have sold arms... Read More