Michael Ben’Ary ’98 receives a SHIELD Award for prosecution case

Michael Ben’Ary ’98 was one of the Assistant United States Attorneys of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia who prosecuted a case involving a thwarted Capitol Hill suicide bomber.      

On September 23, 2013, federal prosecutors and members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force were honored with the Anti-Defamation League’s SHIELD Award for their role in the investigation and prosecution of Amine El-Khalifi. El-Khalifi is a Virginia man who attempted to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Capitol Building in February 2012. 

According to the Anti-Defamation League, the SHIELD Awards honor law enforcement efforts in “major cases involving hate crimes, violent extremism and terrorism and bringing those responsible to justice.”  

Read the full news release on the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia website.