New Top Federal Prosecutors in Manhattan and Brooklyn Are Confirmed

The U.S. Senate confirmed Damian Williams late Tuesday as the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, the office of Senator Chuck Schumer said, making Mr. Williams the first African American to lead one of the nation’s most powerful federal prosecutor’s offices.

Based in Manhattan, the office handles complex fraud, terrorism and public corruption cases, including some that in recent years reached former President Donald J. Trump’s inner circle. Mr. Williams, 41, has been a Southern District prosecutor for nearly a decade, most recently overseeing the unit that investigates fraud on Wall Street.

Also late Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Breon S. Peace, a lawyer in private practice, to lead the federal prosecutor’s office in Brooklyn, known as the Eastern District, Mr. Schumer’s office said.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Damian Williams late Tuesday as the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, the office of Senator Chuck Schumer said, making Mr. Williams the first African American to lead one of the nation’s most powerful federal prosecutor’s offices.

Based in Manhattan, the office […]

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