Metropolitan Crime Commission, Inc.

MCC EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON

Every year, the Metropolitan Crime Commission hosts its Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon.  The luncheon’s main purpose to recognize and honor the outstanding accomplishments of federal, state and local criminal justice professionals that have distinguished both themselves and their respective agency through noteworthy investigations and/or prosecutions over the previous year.


Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards recipients achieve the following criteria:
      • Are governmental employees or agencies, public officials, criminal justice professionals, crime abatement programs, or criminal justice support organizations
      • Have performed extraordinary service to law enforcement and the administration of criminal justice to the benefit of the public in the Metropolitan New Orleans area
      • Have a record of continuity and consistency of service and reflect the admirable quality of integrity, both personal and professional

The luncheon is financed by the private donations or contributions of local citizens and businesses.  The various sponsorship levels are shown below. Support of this event is deeply appreciated and assists both the efforts of the MCC and law enforcement in the ongoing battle against crime and corruption.

 

2018 MCC EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON

Date: January 23, 2018
Location: Sheraton Hotel, Armstrong Ballroom
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

2018 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Program

Awardees
Awardee: FBI/U.S. Attorney’s Office for Dismantling the 39ers Gang
From the FBI:    A.U.S.A. Jeff Sandman
S.A. James Ollinger             Cynthia Browne
S.A. Jonathan Wood           Mary Ellen Buntin
U.S. Attorney’s Office:    Brandi Hill Calagna
A.U.S.A. David Haller          Donna Duplantier
A.U.S.A. Myles Ranier         Stephanie Vinet
A.U.S.A. Brittany Reed
39ers Gang Investigation & Prosecution Remarks

Awardee: FBI/U.S. Attorney’s Office for Ending the Corrupt Bail Bond Enterprise in Orleans Parish
From the FBI:  A.U.S.A. Mark Miller
S.A. Krysti Hawkins          A.U.S.A. Michael Redmann
S.A. Cary McCormick       A.U.S.A. Brittany Reed
I.A. Ashley Boudlauch  Cynthia Browne
O.S.T. Heather Estevez      Mary Ellen Buntin
S.O.S. Lori Grice    Patricia “Trish” Stroup
U.S. Attorney’s Office:      Kelly Yates
A.U.S.A. Jordan Ginsberg From the N.O. O.I.G.:   
A.U.S.A. Harry “Bill” McSherry C.I. Gordon “Gordy” Hyde 
Rufus Johnson et al. Investigation & Prosecution Remarks

Guest Speakers
Guest Speaker: Eric Rommal, Special Agent in Charge, FBI New Orleans Division
SAC Rommal’s Remarks from the Annual Awards Luncheon

Guest Speaker:
 Leon A. Cannizzaro Jr., District Attorney, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office
DA Cannizzaro’s Remarks from the Annual Awards Luncheon

 

2018 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
Latter & Blum Realtors
Park Investments, Ltd.
Rusovich Family Foundation
Whitney Bank
BIG DOG
IBERIABANK
The Helis Foundation
Reily Foods

 

2017 MCC EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
Date: January 24, 2017
Location: Sheraton Hotel

 

2017 MCC Annual Meeting Program

 

Awardees
Awardee: Covington Police Department for “Operation Angel”
Awardee: U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Louisiana Fugitive Task Force
Awardee: U.S. Attorney/FBI/IRS for Walter Reed Conviction

Guest Speakers
Guest Speaker: Leon A. Cannizzaro Jr., District Attorney, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office
Guest Speaker: Newell D. Normand, Sheriff, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
2017 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
First NBC Bank
Park Investments
Versabar, Inc.
BIG DOG
Endeavor Enterprises L.L.C.
Goldring Family Foundation
The Helis Foundation
IBERIABANK
Reily Foods

2016 MCC EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
Date: February 23, 2016
Location: Sheraton Hotel

2016 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Invitation           2016 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Program


Awardees

Harvey Hustlers Gang Task ForceAwardee: U.S. Attorney/FBI/ATF/JPDA’s Office/JP Sheriff’s Office for Harvey Hustlers Gang Task Force

From the FBI: U.S. Attorney’s Office:
1) S.A. Todd Schliem 1) A.U.S.A. Duane Evans
2) S.A. Christopher Stokes 2) A.U.S.A. David Haller
3) O.S.T. Gabrella Kelly 3) A.U.S.A. Greg Kennedy
3) I.A. Karen Reed 4) A.U.S.A. Myles Ranier
ATF: 5) A.U.S.A. Collin Sims
1) S.A. Karen Evanoski 6) S.P.S. Ashley Rhode
From the JP DA’s Office: JP Sheriff’s Office:
1) A.D.A. Doug Freese 1) Det. Brad Roniger
2) A.D.A. Seth Shute 2) Det. Jeremiah Washington
3) Capt. Kevin Smith

                       Harvey Hustlers Gang Task Force Investigation & Prosecution Remarks

 

OPDA's Office Major Offense Trials DivisionAwardee: Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office Major Offense
Trials Division

1) A.D.A. Taylor Anthony 5) A.D.A. Inga Petrovich
2) A.D.A. Iain Dover 6) A.D.A. J. Reed Poole, Jr.
3) A.D.A. Kevin Guillory 7) A.D.A. Laura C. Rodrigue
4) A.D.A. Jason Napoli 8) A.D.A. Tiffany Tucker

                                  O.P. District Attorney’s Office Major Offense Trials Division Remarks

 

C. Allen FavrotAwardee: C. Allen Favrot for his Lifetime Service to the MCC

Mr. Favrot has been largely responsible for organizing and staging the
MCC’s Annual Awards Luncheon for the past 50 years.

C. Allen Favrot Lifetime Service Award Remarks

 


Guest Speakers

DA CannizzaroGuest Speaker: Leon A. Cannizzaro Jr., District Attorney, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office

DA Cannizzaro’s Remarks from the Annual Awards Luncheon

“I can proudly report that I do not think there has ever been a more cooperative and collaborative working relationship between the DA’s office and the NOPD as exists today.”

Sheriff Newell NormandGuest Speaker: Newell D. Normand, Sheriff, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

 “You want us out of the drug business? We’re out. But I guarantee you this:
More policemen will live and more of you will die. Bank on it.”
“We don’t have an over-incarceration problem. We have an over-offender problem.”

 

2016 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
C. Allen Favrot
First NBC Bank
Versabar, Inc.
BIG DOG
Chevron Corporation
Coastal Cargo
Endeavor Enterprises, LLC

 

2015 MCC EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
Date: March 3, 2015
Location: Armstrong Ball, Sheraton Hotel

2015 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Invitation          2015 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Program


Awardees

AFBI,US Attorney, LA Attorney Gen.,Leg. Auditor,IRS for Galvan Prosecutionwardee: FBI/U.S. Attorney/LA Attorney General/Leg. Auditor/IRS for St. Tammany Parish Coroner Prosecution

From the F.B.I.:  U.S. Attorney’s Office: 
1) S.A. Robert Blythe   1) Paralegal Janet Chauvin
2) F.A. Melanie Haggerty 2) A.U.S.A. Carter Guice
3) S.A. Timothy Moore 3) A.U.S.A. Chandra Menon
4) S.A. Tonja Sablatura   Legislative Auditor’s Office:
LA Attorney General: 1) Kevin Kelley
1) A.A.G David Caldwell   2) Corey Lejeune
2) A.A.G. Butch Wilson 3) David Owen                

FBI,US Attorney,NO Inspector General,IRS for Nagin ProsecutionAwardee: FBI/U.S. Attorney/N.O. Inspector General/IRS for Mayor C. Ray Nagin Prosecution and Conviction

From the FBI: U.S. Attorney’s Office:
1) S.A. George Bokelberg 1) A.U.S.A. Matthew Coman
2) S.A. Peter Prozik 2) A.U.S.A. Matthew Chester
3) O.S.T. Gabrella Kelly 3) A.U.S.A. Andre Lagarde
3) I.A. Karen Reed 4) A.U.S.A. Richard Pickens II
IRS: 5) F.A. Josephine Beninati
1) S.A. Timothy Moore 6) I.T. Spec. Michael Caracciola
N.O. I.G.’s Office: 7) Paralegal Tess Coulon
1) C.I. Eduardo Hernandez 8) Legal Asst. Alana Lincoln
Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker: Michael S. Harrison, Superintendent of Police, New Orleans Police Department

Guest Speaker: Newell D. Normand, Sheriff, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

 

2015 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
Versabar, Inc.
BIG DOG
Chevron Corporation
Coastal Cargo
C.Allen Favrot
Park Investments, Ltd.
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation

 

2014 MCC EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
Date: February 18, 2014
Location: Armstrong Ball, Sheraton Hotel

2014 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Invitation         2014 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Program           


Awardees

AwFBI, US Attorney's Office for OPSO Bribery,Bid Rigging Prosecutionsardee: FBI/U.S. Attorney’s Office for Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Bribery/Bid Rigging Prosecutions

From the FBI: U.S. Attorney’s Office:
1) S.A. George Bokelberg 1) F.A. Josephine Beninati
2) F.A. Melanie Haggerty   2) A.U.S.A. Matthew Chester
3) S.A. Matthew Romeril  3) A.U.S.A. Jon Maestri                                                               

FBI, US Attorney's Office for Jefferson Parish Corruption Prosecutions Awardee: FBI/U.S. Attorney’s Office for Jefferson Parish Corruption Prosecutions

From the F.B.I.:                                 U.S. Attorney’s Office: 
1) S.A. Laura Monti                          1) F.A. Josephine Beninati
2) F.A. Jill Zeringue                           2) A.U.S.A. Mathew Chester   
                                                            3) A.U.S.A Brian Klebba
                                                            4) Paralegal Marsha Rhoto

NOPD, OPDAAwardeeNew Orleans Police Department and Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas and Orleans Parish DA Leon Cannizzaro accepted the awards.

 

 

Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker: Michael J. Anderson, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge, New Orleans Field Office

Guest Speaker: Kenneth A. Polite, Jr., United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana

 

2014 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
Versabar, Inc.
BIG DOG
Chevron Corporation
Coastal Cargo
C.Allen Favrot
The James R. Moffett Family Foundation
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation

 


2013 MCC EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
Date: February 26, 2013

2013 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Invitation        2013 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Program       


Awardees

ATFEAwardee:  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Special Agent in Charge Phil Durham accepted the award on behalf of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

 

Criminal Intelligence Center Task Force MCC AwardAwardee: Criminal Intelligence Center Task Force

Sheriff Newell Normand accepted the award on behalf of the 18 agencies participating in the Criminal Intelligence Center Task Force

 

FBI US ATTAwardee: Federal Bureau of Investigation/U.S. Attorney’s Office for Plaquemines Parish Corruption Prosecutions                  

From the F.B.I.:    U.S. Attorney’s Office: 
1) F.A. Yvonne Evans 1) A.U.S.A. Matthew Chester
2) S.A. Richard Voyles     2) A.U.S.A. Matthew Coman
2) S.A. Michael Zummer   3) A.U.S.A. Richard Pickens III
I.R.S. Criminal Investigations: 4) A.U.S.A. Eileen Gleason
1) S.A. David Conzelman
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Sec., OIG:
1) S.A. Roger White

Deputy Michael BoyingtonAAwardee: St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Michael Scott Boyington accepted the award on behalf of Deputy Brandon Nielsen (posthumous), Deputy Jason Triche, and Deputy Jeremy Triche (posthumous)

 


Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker: Michael Anderson, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge, New Orleans Field Office

Guest Speaker: Dana Boente, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana

 

2013 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
Versabar, Inc.
BIG DOG
Mr. and Mrs. John D’Arcy Becker
Chevron Corporation
C.Allen Favrot
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation

 

2012 EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
Date: April 27, 2012

2012 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Invitation       2012 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Program


Awardees

Awardee: New Orleans Office of Inspector General

Awardee:  U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, New Orleans Division

Awardee: New Orleans Public Corruption Strike Force for Operation Blind Eye


Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker: David Welker, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge, New Orleans Field Office

Guest Speaker: Jim Letten, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana

2012 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
Park Investments, Ltd
Versabar, Inc.
BIG DOG
Chevron Corporation
C.Allen Favrot
The James R. Moffett Family Foundation

 

2011 EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
Date: April 19, 2011

2011 Annual Awards Luncheon Invitation            2011 MCC Annual Awards Luncheon Program


Awardees

Awardee: Federal Bureau of Investigation/U.S. Attorney’s Office Strike Force for Jefferson/Sims Convictions

Awardee: Louisiana Department of Justice Corruption Unit

Awardee: Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agent Wayne Horner for Judge Thomas Porteous Impeachment

 

Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker: David Welker, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge, New Orleans Field Office

Guest Speaker: Jim Letten, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana

 

2011 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
Park Investments, Ltd
BIG DOG
Chevron Corporation
C.Allen Favrot
McMoRan Exploration Co.

 

2010 EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
Date: February 23, 2010

Awardees

Awardee: U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, New Orleans Division

Awardee: Federal Bureau of Investigation/U.S. Attorney’s Office for St. John the Baptist President Bill Hubbard Case

Awardee: Federal Bureau of Investigation/U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price Case

 

Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker: David Welker, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge, New Orleans Field Office

Guest Speaker: Jim Letten, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana