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The First Inspectors General
General Services Administration
Kurt W. Muellenberg
Muellenberg, 46, was Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department. He was born January 6, 1932, in Jena, East Germany. He came to the United States in 1952. In 1952 and 1953, he worked as a laborer for Western Electric Co. in Buffalo, N.Y. From 1953 to 1957, he served in the United States Air Force.
Muellenberg received a B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1958 and an LL.B. degree from the University of Maryland in 1961. From 1961 to 1965, he was a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 1965 to 1968, he served as a trial attorney in the Justice Department's Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Criminal Division, in Washington. He was deputy attorney in charge of the Organized Crime Strike Force in Detroit, Mich., from 1968 to 1969, and attorney in charge of the Organized Crime Strike Force in Cleveland from 1969 to 1970. Muellenberg was Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Justice Department in Washington from 1970 to 1976. From February to October of 1976, he served as Chief of the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section, Criminal Division. He was named Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section in November of 1976.
As Chief of that section, he supervises the Federal Government's efforts against organized crime in the United States. He is chairman of the National Organized Crime Planning Council, a group of management-level representatives from law enforcement agencies that serves as a policy board for the Justice Department's organized crime program. He is a member of the Maryland and D.C. bar associations.