Shapiro Unveils Choices for Executive Deputy Attorney Generals

Josh ShapiroAttorney General-Elect Josh Shapiro announced a series of major appointments today.

Jennifer Selber, a prosecutor in the Philly DA’s office, will serve as Executive Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division. Jonathan Scott Goldman has been appointed Executive Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division. Finally, Sara Manzano-Diaz will be Executive Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Public Protection Division.

“I am thrilled to announce these appointments and additions to our senior leadership team that we’re continuing to build,” Shapiro stated. “In Jennifer, we’re getting a tested prosecutor and proven leader. Jonathan is an experienced litigator who will bring a private practice mentality of efficient, effective representation. Sara brings extensive experience in government service at the state and federal levels and a passion for this work. Our team just got a lot stronger.”

Additionally, Shapiro revealed that Bill Kelly is set to be Senior Agent in Charge of OAG agents.

Shapiro’s office provided the following bios for the appointments:

Selber currently serves as chief of the Homicide Unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she oversees all homicide investigations and tries cases as well. Selber successfully prosecuted the killer of Police Officer Chuck Cassidy, and more recently, the contractor responsible for the building collapse on Market Street that left six people dead. As head of the Criminal Division, Selber will oversee 436 employees and an array of law enforcement actions, including the Attorney General’s efforts to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.

Goldman is a partner at Blank Rome, where he specializes in commercial litigation and complex commercial disputes.  In heading OAG’s Civil Division, Goldman will be responsible for a unit of 104 attorneys that represent the Commonwealth in a variety of complex matters. The Civil Division represents state agencies, collects delinquent taxes and other debts, and reviews all state contracts and regulations for legality.

Manzano-Diaz brings a wealth of government service and experience to her role leading the Public Protection Division and its 136 employees. Most recently, Manzano-Diaz served as regional administrator for the Mid-Atlantic region for the U.S. General Services Administration. Her prior public service includes leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and at the Pennsylvania Department of State under Governor Edward G. Rendell. Manzano-Diaz also served as an assistant attorney general in New York state, prosecuting consumer frauds.

Abington Chief Kelly will serve as Senior Agent in Charge of more than 250 agents in the Office of Attorney General, including agents in the bureaus of criminal investigations, narcotics investigations and special investigations. Chief Kelly has more than 44 years of law enforcement experience, including 34 years as a police chief in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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  1. Kudos: “Abington Chief Kelly will serve as Senior Agent in Charge of more than 250 agents in the Office of Attorney General, including agents in the bureaus of criminal investigations, narcotics investigations and special investigations. Chief Kelly has more than 44 years of law enforcement experience, including 34 years as a police chief in Ohio and Pennsylvania.”

  2. Mercer County Judge Dobson could be hired to translate Trump remarks, as Dobson is an equal opportunity liar just like Trump.

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