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Douglas J. Overbey, US attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, announced on Monday staff changes for both the district’s management and supervisory staff.

The position of first assistant to the US attorney was given to Francis M. “Trey” Hamilton III. Hamilton has pursued cases ranging from corporate fraud to civil rights disenfranchisement.

Caryn L. Hebets has been selected to head the district’s criminal department. She started working for the US Attorney’s Office in 2005. Hebets was most recently deputy head of the crime department and senior attorney for the Task Force on Organized Crime and Drug Control. She is also a member of the Michigan Bar.

Matthew T. Morris has been named assistant crime chief for the White Collar and General Crimes Division of Knoxville. He has been in the office since 1996 and has primarily focused on prosecuting crimes against the exploitation of employees and children.

Tracy Stone has been hired as assistant criminal investigator for Knoxville’s Violent Crime and Drug Trafficking Division. Stone has been with the US Attorney’s Office since 2006 and has prosecuted violent crimes, gun crimes, and large-scale drug cases.

The position of Senior Litigation Counsel has been assigned to David P. Lewen Jr. He joined the office in 2007 and has prosecuted cases including large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering, multi-million dollar corporate fraud, public corruption and violent crime.

Chris Poole will serve as director of the Chattanooga division. He joined the office in 2002 and has prosecuted violent crimes.

Donald Taylor will continue to serve as branch manager of Greeneville, Loretta Harbor will continue to serve as head of the civil division and Robert McConkey III will continue to serve as deputy head of the civil division, the agency said in a press release.