Colin May

Colin May, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice, was presented with an Award for Public Service by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Channing D. Phillips, at the USAO’s 34th Law Enforcement Partner Awards. One of approximately 170 law enforcement officers, agents, and investigators who received recognition for efforts to convict criminals, May was nominated for his work as a Special Agent with the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement from 2012 through 2015. The award cited a case that he worked on with Federal prosecutors involving the seizing and subsequent initiating civil forfeiture proceedings against critically sensitive aircraft parts valued at over $1 million. The award noted that these forfeitures were the “first of their kind ever filed and represent an effective multi-pronged strategy” to disrupt terrorist support networks overseas. The citation also stated that the forfeitures were “truly an inventive solution” that had otherwise never been used or considered in these types of cases.