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Veteran prosecutor Lamar confirmed as U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today welcomed Senate confirmation of William Chadwick (Chad) Lamar of Oxford to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Lamar, who was recommended by Cochran and Wicker, was confirmed by unanimous consent on Thursday.  President Trump nominated Lamar in June.


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“Chad Lamar now has the important responsibility of serving as the federal government’s chief prosecutor in North Mississippi.  His solid career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney should serve him well,” Cochran said.  “I am pleased the Senate has confirmed this well-qualified Mississippian.”

Lamar has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District since 1991, serving in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions.  He is currently the chief of the Criminal Division, and has extensive management experience within the Office of the U.S. Attorney.  Lamar has degrees from Millsaps College, the University of Mississippi Lamar School of Law, and the Boston University School of Law.

“Chad Lamar is an experienced prosecutor who has served the Northern District of Mississippi for the past 25 years,” Wicker said.  “I am confident he will continue to serve the state with the same level of distinction in his new role.”

With Lamar’s confirmation, both U.S. Attorney positions in Mississippi are now filled.  On Oct. 3, the Senate confirmed D. Michael Hurst of Madison to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.

 

 

Senate confirms US attorney for northern Mississippi

 

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a new chief federal prosecutor for the northern half of Mississippi.

Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker issued a statement Thursday congratulating Chad Lamar of Oxford for becoming the new U.S. attorney.

Lamar has been an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District since 1991. He is currently the chief of the Criminal Division.

Lamar earned degrees from Millsaps College, the University of Mississippi Lamar School of Law and the Boston University School of Law.

The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, Mike Hurst, was confirmed by the Senate in early October.

The prosecutors were nominated by President Donald Trump.

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