At a Glance
- Career History: Assistant Director, U.S. Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture System (2002-2010); Executive Associate Commissioner for Field Operations, Immigration and Nationalization Service (1997-2002)
- DC Office: 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Path To Power
Pearson served in the U.S. Army for 24 years and from 1997 to 2002, worked as the Immigration and Nationalization Service's executive associate commissioner for field operations.
He joined the U.S. Marshals Service in 2002, and as assistant director of the service's Asset Forfeiture Division, he managed, administered and implemented programs and policies supervising forfeited properties and assets from organized crime activities such as drug trafficking and racketeering.
Pearson's office works to coordinate and align the different federal detention agencies' information-technology systems and create a unified national system, as well as to maintain the quality of the private detention facilities that house U.S. Marshals Service detainees.
Like the Marshals service, it must cope with the steady growth of the prison population: nationally, the U.S. Marshals Service has seen a four percent increase -- or more than 58,000 detainees -- of prisoners in its custody, according to director John F. Clark.
Pearson's office helps coordinate the operations of offices including the U.S. Marshals Service, headed by John F. Clark, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, headed by Harley G. Lappin.
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