Eurojust and the United States signed a Cooperation Agreement in November 2006, with the first Liaison Prosecutor taking up her duties in January 2012. Since her appointment in August 2019, Rachel Miller Yasser is the Liaison Prosecutor for the United States.
In 2019, the U.S. Liaison Prosecutor was involved in 49 new cases and 25 coordination meetings.
Rachel Miller Yasser has been serving as the Liaison Prosecutor for the United States since 2018. Prior to her appointment at Eurojust, she served as a United States federal prosecutor in the District of Maryland for over a decade, where she handled a wide variety of criminal cases from the early stages of investigation through trial and post-conviction challenges and appeals, including racketeering, public corruption, health care fraud, terrorism, violent crime, sexual assault, human trafficking and child exploitation. Ms Yasser served as her District’s Human Trafficking Coordinator from 2009 to 2015, and the Opioid Health Care Fraud and Abuse Coordinator from 2017. In addition to her current Eurojust post, Ms Yasser serves as counsel to the Department of Justice’s Central Authority, the Office of International Affairs, where she is responsible for incoming extradition requests.
Assistant to the Liaison Prosecutor
Richard ‘Rick’ Green is Assistant to the Liaison Prosecutor for the United States and cybercrime specialist prosecutor. He has been prosecuting crimes targeting computers, and crimes enabled by computer technology, since 1995. Prior to his appointment at Eurojust, Mr Green was a U.S. federal prosecutor with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the United States Department of Justice for 14 years, where he prosecuted cases through trial and appeal. Prior to that, he was a federal prosecutor with the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) of the United States Department of Justice for over nine years. In addition to his work at Eurojust and Europol, Mr Green chairs the G7 Lyon-Roma Group, High Tech Crime Subgroup.