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Trump nominates new US Attorneys for Alabama

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 12, 2017, President Donald J. Trump (R) today announced his three appointments to serves as United States Attorneys in Alabama.

President Trump nominated Louis V. Franklin Sr. to serve as the US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. Franklin is a veteran prosecutor with the US Attorney’s office. He has experience in a number of high profile public corruption prosecutions. Franklin has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, a Master’s degree from Auburn University, and a Law degree from Howard University School of Law.

President Trump nominated Jay E. Town to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. Town is another career prosecutor and currently serves as a senior prosecutor in the Madison County District Attorney’s Office. Town served as a Judge Advocate General in the United States Marine Corp. Town has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1998.

President Trump nominated Richard W. Moore to serve as US Attorney for Alabama’s southern district. Moore served as the Inspector General for the Tennessee Valley Authority since 2003.

From May 2009 to March 2011, Moore was the Chairman of the Investigations Committee for the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). Moore is also a former Assistant US Attorney. Moore has a Bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College and a Law degree from the Samford University Cumberland School of Law in 1977.

The President also announced his nominees for United States Attorneys for Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington, DC.

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These nominations still have to be confirmed by the US Senate where Senate Democrats have been using the arcane rules of the Senate to slow down the confirmations of all of Trump’s nominees.


Original reporting by the Alabama Media Group’s Jeremy Gray contributed to this report.


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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