Jerry Diskin

 

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: federal prosecutor who headed the government's case against Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam (who attempted to enter the U.S. in 1999 with a load of explosives he intended to use to blow up L.A. International Airport), who was appointed interim U.S. attorney in 2001 by John Ashcroft.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications of surgery to remove a brain tumor

 

Born: January 17, 1947

 

Died: June 1, 2004

 

Location: Seattle, Washington