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News Release [printer friendly page]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2003

DEA Celebrates the Swearing In of Administrator Karen Tandy

Attorney General John Ashcroft administered the oath of office to Ms. Tandy. Ms. Tandy's husband, Steve Pomerantz (second from right), looked on along with and Rabbi Bruce Aft (second from left).
Attorney General John Ashcroft administered the oath of office to Ms. Tandy. Ms. Tandy's husband, Steve Pomerantz (second from right), looked on along with and Rabbi Bruce Aft (second from left).

SEP 17--DEA's 9th Administrator, Karen Tandy was officially sworn into her new office by Attorney General John Ashcroft yesterday. The ceremony took place outside the DEA headquarters buildings in Arlington, Virginia. Office of National Drug Control Policy Director John Walters and former DEA Administrator John C. Lawn also spoke at the event, congratulating Tandy and praising her record as a prosecutor and head of several highly successful anti-drug programs during her career at the Department of Justice.

More about Ms. Tandy and her record

Press Release about Ms. Tandy's Senate Confirmation

Attorney General John Ashcroft
Attorney General John Ashcroft
After the ceremony, Karen Tandy beamed as the DEA Choir sang "The Yellow Rose of Texas," in honor of her home state.
After the ceremony, Karen Tandy beamed
as the DEA Choir sang "The Yellow Rose of Texas," in honor of her home state.
   
Former DEA Administrator John Lawn
Former DEA Administrator John Lawn
Office of National Drug Control Policy Director
Office of National Drug Control Policy Director
John Walters

Special Agent Kevin Donnelly, a member of DEA's Black and Gold Bagpipers, salutes Ms. Tandy.

Special Agent Kevin Donnelly, a member of DEA's Black and Gold Bagpipers, salutes Ms. Tandy.

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