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Mary Beth Buchanan

AKA Mary Beth Kotcella

Born: 25-Jul-1963
Birthplace: Roscoe, PA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Attorney
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Attorney, Western Pennsylvania

As US Attorney, Buchanan oversaw the $12M anti-bong dragnet which produced United States vs. Tommy Chong (2003), and the obscenity prosecution of online child rape erotica website Red Rose in United States vs. Karen Fletcher (2006).

Father: Andrew Kotcella (steelworker)
Mother: Catherine Rue (b. 1934, d. Aug-1963 breast cancer)
Mother: Geraldine (stepmother)
Sister: Cynthia Sonafelt
Brother: Andrew
Husband: (div.)
Husband: Thomas C. Buchanan
Daughter: Jennifer Brooke Buchanan (b. 1981)

    High School: California Area High School, California, PA (1981)
    University: BA Business, California University of Pennsylvania (1984)
    Law School: JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1987)

    US Attorney Western District, PA (2001-)
    US Justice Department Director, Office on Violence Against Women (acting, 2006-07)
    US Justice Department Director, Executive Office for US Attorneys (2004-05)
    US Justice Department Chairman, Adv. Com. of US Attys. (2003-04)
    Assistant US Attorney Western District, PA (1992-2001)
    US Justice Department Civil Division, US Atty's Office, Western District, PA (1988-92)
    Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Potter Associate (1987-88)
    Law Clerk for District Judge Maurice B. Cohill Jr. (1986)
    Allegheny County Bar Association
    American Heart Association President, Board of Directors
    America's Foundation
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Federalist Society
    Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania
    International Women's Forum
    McCain-Palin Victory 2008
    Santorum 2006
    Steele for Maryland
    Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania President


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