Thomas M. DiBiagio

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Thomas M. DiBiagio
United States Attorney for the District of Maryland
In office
September 2001 – January 2, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byLynne A. Battaglia
Succeeded byRod J. Rosenstein
Personal details
Thomas Michael DiBiagio

(1960-06-06) June 6, 1960 (age 63)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Alma materDickinson College (B.A.)
University of Richmond (J.D.)

Thomas Michael DiBiagio is a former United States Attorney in the state of Maryland. After eight U.S. attorneys were fired by the Bush administration in 2006 for performance-related issues under a clause of the PATRIOT Act (see Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy), DiBiagio stated in March 2007 that he was ousted because of political pressure over public corruption investigations into the administration of then-Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.[1]

However, he had also faced criticism in his office's handling of the John Allen Muhammad arrest in the D. C. sniper attacks. He ordered FBI agents to effect a federal arrest to gain jurisdiction over the local police task forces who had been leading the investigation. This arrest permanently stopped the local police task force's interrogation of the defendants. The snipers' motives would never be known. [2]


  1. ^ Rich, Eric (March 7, 2007). "Justice Admits U.S. Attorney Was Forced Out". Washington Post. Retrieved 2006-03-07.
  2. ^ "Officials joust over stopping of interview".
  1. Baltimore Sun, Matthew Dolan, Andrew A. Green and Matthew Hay Brown; Ex-boss disputes DiBiagio's story, March 7, 2007
  2. New York Times, Eric Lichtblau; Ex-Prosecutor Says Departure Was Pressured, March 6, 2007
  3. Baltimore Sun, Matthew Dolan; DiBiagio essay stirs Md. legal community, January 28, 2006
  4. Baltimore Sun, Smear tactics keep dreamers out of public service, January 26, 2006
  5. Baltimore Sun, Matthew Dolan; New U.S. attorney to have first big test, October 25, 2005
  6. Baltimore Sun, Stephanie Hanes; U.S. Attorney DiBiagio resigns, December 4, 2004
  7. Baltimore Sun, Scott Calvert; High-profile victories and public stumbles, December 4, 2004
  8. Baltimore Business Journal, Tina Johnson-Marcel; A Conversation With... Thomas M. DiBiagio, United States Attorney, District of Maryland, August 16, 2002

Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy