U.S. President Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe at a rally in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Biden nominates four new top federal prosecutors

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated four new U.S. attorneys, choosing a Greenberg Traurig accomplice for the function in New Jersey and the primary Asian American and Black attorneys to guide prosecutions in two districts in Pennsylvania and Illinois.

Biden has in whole nominated 29 folks to run among the 93 U.S. attorneys’ places of work nationally. The White Home mentioned confirming the nominees was vital to its efforts to fight gun violence and different violent crime.

The most recent nominees embrace Philip Sellinger, a former federal prosecutor who serves because the co-managing accomplice of Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey workplace and would turn into the top federal prosecutor within the Backyard State, in addition to three present assistant U.S. attorneys who could be elevated to the top jobs in Arizona, the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Central District of Illinois.

Cindy Chung, who has served within the Pittsburgh-based U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace since 2014 and earlier than that labored within the Justice Division’s Civil Rights Division, could be the primary Asian American to function the top prosecutor in her district.

Gregory Harris, who has labored within the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for the Central District of Illinois since 2001, could be the primary Black particular person to move up the workplace, primarily based in Springfield.

In Arizona, Biden nominated Gary Restaino, who has served as a federal prosecutor in that state since 2003 and was earlier in his profession a civil rights lawyer on the Arizona Legal professional Basic’s Workplace.

The nominees didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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