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U.S. Marshals Service

Eastern District of North Carolina

United States Marshal - Michael East

U.S. Marshal Michael East
U.S. Marshal Michael East
Michael East serves as the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He was appointed on May 29, 2019 by President Donald J. Trump.

As Marshal, his responsibilities encompass leading and directing operations, including security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities.

Prior to entering the U.S. Marshals Service, Marshal East was a Forensic Investigator in the OCDETF Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of North Carolina. And prior to that, as a Forensic Investigator with Cherry Bekaert, LLP.

Marshal East began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NC SBI). During that time he worked on a wide variety of criminal cases on both the state and federal levels. Marshal East retired as the Special Agent in Charge of the NC SBI Financial Crimes Unit in 2015.

Marshal East is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Marshal East holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Political Science from Virginia Tech University. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justicee