Career Prosecutor in both State & Federal Court
Robert Francis Cryne is a career prosecutor. Over the past forty (40) years, he has had extensive experience with multi-national investigations involving trans-national criminal, narcotics trafficking, and terrorist organizations in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America.
Mr. Cryne retired from the U.S. Justice Department in July, 2014, after service with the Special Operations Division (SOD) in Washington, DC, and before that as an Assistant U. S. Attorney with the United States Attorney's Office in Nebraska on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). He previously worked for many years as a Deputy County Attorney with the Douglas County Attorney's Office in Omaha, first on the Felony Trial Staff, then as Deputy in Charge of Narcotics, Firearms and Special Operations. During the cold War from 1979-1982, he served on active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps in Western Europe.
During the Second Gulf War, from 2005-2006, Mr. Cryne served with the Regime Crimes Liaison’s Office (RCLO) as an Attorney Adviser to the Iraqi High Tribunal for the Trial of Saddam Hussein and other former high officials of the Iraqi Ba’ath Socialist Party for War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. He also served as RCLO Principal Liaison with the Kuwaiti government concerning Iraqi War Crimes and atrocities during the Invasion and Occupation of Kuwait 1990-91. His duties took him around Iraq and the Persian Gulf. He was recognized for Distinguished Service by both the Iraqi and Kuwaiti governments. He received the Director’s Award, U. S. Department of Justice, for Outstanding Service in the Global War on Terror.
Since retiring from government service in 2014, Mr. Cryne has engaged in legal practice, been court appointed as a Special Prosecutor, has served as a consultant on national and International Law Enforcement, Organized Crime and Terrorism, and is an Adjunct Professor at University of Nebraska School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and other area institutions of higher education.
Course Topics: Courtroom Testimony, Search Warrant Preparation