Graves Gives Keynote Speech at Annual Jackson County Prosecutor Training
Graves Garrett Partner Todd Graves recently presented the keynote speech at the Jackson County Prosecutor Office’s Annual Spring Training Conference. His speech, titled “Confessions of a Former Prosecutor,” focused on the lessons he learned as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and as the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney.
Graves shared stories of the experience he acquired during his service including his observations on law and society as well as things he wished he would have known at the time. He also reaffirmed the great responsibility which prosecutors bear to recognize right and wrong and work on behalf of the people to keep criminals off the street.
During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Graves was responsible for prosecuting federal crimes including mail and wire fraud, money laundering, public corruption, health care fraud, child pornography, firearms violations, narcotics trafficking, pharmaceutical diversion, corporate fraud, and terrorism financing. Additionally, Graves served as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee in which he advised the Attorney General on Department of Justice national priorities and policies and participated in drafting policies regarding corporate investigations including charging, pre-trial diversion, and sentencing.
Now in private practice, Graves continues to play an active role in bettering the community through his work with numerous local organizations including the Kansas City Missouri Police Foundation of which he is a founding board member. KCMPF is dedicated to reducing crime and making the community a safer place through support of the police department’s underfunded programs and initiatives including education, training, technology, community outreach and youth intervention.
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