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FDIC Inspector General Commends Samuel M. Holland On Being Named 2004 Service To America Finalist

PR-64-2004 (6-16-2004)
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Sharon Tushin (202-416-4054)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Inspector General Gaston L. Gianni, Jr. today announced that Samuel M. Holland, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in the FDIC Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) headquarters office in Washington, D.C., has been named a finalist for the 2004 Service to America Medals – a national awards program that honors the outstanding accomplishments of America’s public servants. Mr. Holland is a finalist in the Justice and Law Enforcement medal category.

“Every day federal employees make important contributions that are often overlooked, but they are the heroes behind the headlines who make our nation work,” said Inspector General Gianni. “Especially today, our country needs an exceptional and dedicated federal workforce, and I commend Samuel M. Holland for his public service and exceptional leadership of many successful investigations of white collar crimes impacting the nation’s financial system. Mr. Holland and his team of investigators at the FDIC OIG have forged strong partnerships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and many others in the law enforcement community in carrying out investigations and bringing guilty parties to justice.”

Eight Service to America Medal awardees will be announced at a dinner and awards ceremony at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on September 28, 2004. Each awardee will receive a significant monetary award.

The Service to America Medals were created in 2002 by the Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to recruiting and retaining excellence in the federal civil service, and Atlantic Media Company (publisher of The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, and Government Executive magazines).

For more information about the Service to America Medals, visit or call 202-775-9111.

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation’s banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation’s 9,116 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars – insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at or through the FDIC’s Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 12/15/2009

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