Daniel Bogden

Daniel G. Bogden (born 1950) is known for serving as United States Attorney for the District of Nevada and being part of the dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy.

Daniel Bogden
United States Attorney for the District of Nevada
In office
September 15, 2009  March 10, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byGreg Brower
Succeeded byNicholas A. Trutanich
In office
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Personal details
Born1950 (age 6869)
Alma materAshland University (B.S.)
University of Toledo College of Law (J.D.)

A Republican, he was nominated for the position on September 4, 2001, and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on October 23, 2001. He was dismissed by Republican President George W. Bush in December 2006.[1][2] He was renominated to take the position on July 31, 2009, by the President Barack Obama.[3][4] He served in that role until being dismissed again by President Donald Trump on March 10, 2017.


Bogden holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.


Bogden has worked for the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Office and the Washoe County District Attorney's Office. In 1990, he joined the United States Attorney's Office in Reno, Nevada. In 1998, Bogden became Chief of the Reno Division of the United States Attorney's Office. At the time of his renomination for the U.S. Attorney position in 2009, he was a partner in the Nevada law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP.[5] Bogden was fired again on March 10, 2017.[6][7]

Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy

Bogden was one of eight attorneys dismissed as part of the dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy. When Bogden was fired, Nevada US Senator John Ensign (R), who had originally nominated him, was decidedly unhappy, particularly after hearing explanations by the Justice Department of the reasons. Ensign commented: "What the Justice Department testified yesterday is inconsistent with what they told me. I can't even tell you how upset I am at the Justice Department."[8] A week later, Ensign said "I'm calling on the President of the United States and the attorney general to restore Dan Bogden's reputation....Everyone in Nevada thought Dan had done a superb job....I believe a very good man was wronged and a process was flawed."[9]

Allegedly, Bogdan was fired for investigating Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R) for bribery.[2][10][11][12][13]

Paul McNulty, a senior DOJ official noted, in an email two days before the dismissals, "I'm still a little skittish about Bogden. He has been with DOJ since 1990 and, at age 50, has never had a job outside of government."[14] McNulty's "skittishness" was reportedly due to concern that Bogden would be unable to find employment and care for his family; this was assuaged in a 90-second meeting with Monica Goodling, where he was informed that Bogden was not married; this ended his concern, and the firing proceeded as planned.[15]

Joint action with the Federal Trade Commission

On 25 August 2016, Bogden joined with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in filing a lawsuit against the OMICS Group, iMedPub, ConferenceSeries, and Srinubabu Gedela (the Indian national who is president of the companies)[16][17] This action was taken partly in response to on-going pressure from the academic community to act against predatory publishers and the organisers of predatory conferences.[18] The complaint was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and alleges that the defendants have been "deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars"[17] and notes that "OMICS regularly advertises conferences featuring academic experts who were never scheduled to appear in order to attract registrants"[18] causing attendees to "spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on registration fees and travel costs to attend these scientific conferences."[17] Attorneys for the OMICS Group published a response on their website, claiming "your FTC allegations are baseless. Further we understand that FTC working towards favoring some subscription based journals publishers who are earning Billions of dollars from scientists literature," and suggesting that corporations in the scientific publishing business were behind the allegations.[16]

See also


  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/14/washington/14justice.html 'Loyalty' to Bush and Gonzales Was Factor in Prosecutors' Firings, E-Mail Shows
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/01/us/politics/01attorney.html Familiar Face Reappears for Key Role in Nevada
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-12-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Wilson, Scott (August 1, 2009). "Obama Nominates Fired U.S. Attorney". The Washington Post.
  5. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/us/politics/us-attorney-justice-department-trump.html
  6. http://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2017/03/jeff_sessions_us_attorneys.html
  7. Steve Tetrealt (2007-03-08). "Ensign voices ire at agency: Explanations for dismissal of U.S. attorney differ". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  8. Erica Werner (2007-03-13). "Ensign blisters DOJ over Bogden firing, doesn't seek resignations". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30.
  9. Rood, Justin. (2006-11-01) Talking Points Memo | WSJ: Gibbons Does the Donor-Favor Two-Step Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine. TPMmuckraker. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  10. Steinhauer, Jennifer. (2007-05-30) STATEHOUSE JOURNAL – A Rocky Start for Nevada's Chief – NYTimes.com. Select.nytimes.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  11. Claims against Gibbons revealed – News – ReviewJournal.com. Lvrj.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  12. Gibbons relays conspiracy rumors – News – ReviewJournal.com
  13. "3-19-2007 DOJ-Released Documents 2-1 page 23" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  14. Steve Tetrealt (2007-04-18). "U.S. ATTORNEY FIRINGS: 90 seconds called key". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  15. "FTC sues OMICS group: Are predatory publishers' days numbered?". STAT News. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  16. Shonka, David C.; Rusu, Ioana; Ashe, Gregory A.; Bogden, Daniel G.; Welsh, Blaine T. (25 August 2016). "Case No. 2:16-cv-02022 Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief" (PDF). Case 2:16-cv-02022. Federal Trade Commission. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  17. Straumsheim, Carl (29 August 2016). "Federal Trade Commission begins to crack down on 'predatory' publishers". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
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