Idaho State Bar to honor federal prosecutor Monte Stiles for professionalism
The Idaho State Bar will present federal prosecutor Monte J. Stiles with an award for professionalism Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boise announced Monday.
The award recognizes Stiles for his “outstanding courtesy, cooperation, respect, diligence, candor and competence.”
Stiles has served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1987, when he was hired to run the federal Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force. The task force is a group of agents and prosecutors who investigate and prosecute high-level drug trafficking organizations.
As a federal prosecutor for 23 years, Stiles has worked closely with foreign, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in investigating and prosecuting major drug traffickers.
Stiles graduated from Brigham Young University Law School in 1982. He was appointed a deputy prosecutor in the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office in 1984.
Because of his expertise in international drug smuggling and money laundering, Stiles has been tapped to teach advanced narcotics and money laundering classes for the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C. He’s also been an instructor for organized crime seminars in Eastern Europe; in 2010, he was one of two instructors for a week-long money laundering/asset forfeiture conference in Zagreb, Croatia.