Rebecca Magnone

Department of Justice


Rebecca Magnone is a federal prosecutor in the National Security Division’s, Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice. In this role, she has prosecuted cases involving international terrorism ranging from foreign terrorist fighters and terrorism financing to attempted and actual terrorist attacks. Last year, Rebecca was the recipient of the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for her work on United States v. Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, which was the first trial in U.S. history involving a homeland terror attack inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Before working for the Department of Justice, Rebecca was an active duty United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG). In that role she prosecuted some of the the most serious cases for the Air Force involving attempted murder, rape, sexual assault, child abuse, child pornography, larceny, fraud, and numerous drug cases. She remains a member of the Air Force reserves, and is currently serving as a Government Appellate Counsel. Rebecca received a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, and a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from Boston College. (This bio is current to when the participant joined FDD’s National Security Network.)

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