Commendations

As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Weintraub had the distinction of receiving several commendations regarding his excellent trial skills, including:

  • Commendation from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director William H. Webster for outstanding prosecution efforts in an 11-week long criminal jury trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia involving international loan fraud, which, at the time the jury verdict was returned on April 4, 1983, was the second longest jury trial ever prosecuted in federal court in Atlanta. Year: 1984
  • Commendation from the Southern Regional Director of Internal Security Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for outstanding prosecution efforts in a $500,000.00 attempted bribery prosecution in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia which, at that time, was the largest bribe ever attempted in the history of the IRS. Year: 1984
  • Commendation from acting Assistant Director of Investigations for the United States Secret Service, Department of the Treasury, Joseph R. Carlon for outstanding prosecution efforts in a stolen securities case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. This was a nationwide precedent setting prosecution which established that the government's interest in stolen United States savings bonds exists with any holder of the bonds, even if the government has issued replacement bonds to the original owner of the bonds. The appellate decision in this prosecution can be found at United States v. Carr, 706 F2d 1108 (11th Cir. 1983). Year: 1983
  • Commendation from the acting Inspector General of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) for Howard Jarrett Weintraub's outstanding prosecution efforts in a $1 million dollar fraud prosecution brought under the SBA Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Year: 1982
  • Commendation from United States Attorney General William French Smith for outstanding prosecution efforts of the striking air traffic controllers in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Year: 1981
  • Commendation from the Director of the Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Regional Office, Jonathan Howe for outstanding prosecution efforts of the striking air traffic controllers in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Year: 1981
  • Commendation from United States District Judge James Lawrence King for Howard Jarrett Weintraub's outstanding prosecution efforts in a drug trafficking case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Year: 1981
  • Commendation from the Special Agent in charge of the Atlanta Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation John Glover for Howard Jarrett Weintraub's outstanding prosecution efforts of a notorious advance fee loan swindler in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Year: 1981
  • Commendation from the Special Agent in charge of the Atlanta Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation John Glover for Howard Jarrett Weintraub's outstanding prosecution efforts in an international loan fraud case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Year: 1981

Mr. Weintraub graduated with distinction from law school at Emory University School of Law. He was also a member of the editorial board of his university’s law review. Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor in Atlanta, he accepted an appointment with the government to be an Honors Program Attorney with the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. While in this position, less than two years out of Emory, Mr. Weintraub helped write the government's brief before the United States Supreme Court in the critically important case of United States v. Ceccolini, 435 U.S. 268, 98 S.Ct. 1054, 55 L.Ed.2d 268 (1978). This decision concerned the issue of the suppression of the trial testimony of a witness whose identity was discovered through an illegal search of a defendant's business.