Deputy DA named welfare prosecutor of the year

George Holley
George Holley

George Holley, a deputy district attorney with the 21st Judicial District in Grand Junction, has been named Prosecutor of the Year by the Colorado Welfare Fraud Council.

Holley successfully prosecuted the first known welfare fraud jury trial in Mesa County, a trial that resulted in seven felony charges.

Matt Furphy, an investigator with the Mesa County Department of Human Services, nominated Holley for the award for his work on the trial. Holley has worked for the 21st Judicial District for two years.

“DDA Holley does outstanding work for us here in the district attorney’s office. He is truly deserving of this statewide recognition,” said Dan Rubinstein, Mesa County District Attorney.

The Colorado Welfare Fraud Council represents local and state government employees who work with various public assistance programs and are dedicated to detecting and preventing fraud.