THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Dover, Delaware) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 8, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES E. JOHNSON AS UNDER SECRETARY FOR ENFORCEMENT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
The President today announced his intent to nominate James E. Johnson to serve as Under Secretary for Enforcement at the Treasury Department.
Mr. James E. Johnson, of Montclair, New Jersey, is currently the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement at the Treasury Department. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he also served as an Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Johnson served as Assistant Director of the White House Security Review, the most comprehensive review of White House security ever undertaken. He is the Co-Chair of the National Church Arson Task Force, which was created by the President to coordinate the federal law enforcement investigation of church fires.
Mr. Johnson received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard College and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.
The Treasury Under Secretary for Enforcement has line authority over the United States Customs Service, United States Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.