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Louis Franklin, Richard Moore confirmed as US Attorneys

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed Louis Franklin and Richard Moore as U.S. attorneys in the state of Alabama.

“Today, the Senate confirmed Louis V. Franklin to be U.S. Attorney for Alabama’s Middle District and Richard W. Moore to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama,” U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said on Facebook. “Congratulations to these two excellent choices by President Trump. This is great news for our state.”

President Donald Trump nominated the pair, along with Jay Town on June 12.

Louis Franklin will serve as the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. Franklin is a prosecutor with the U.S. 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’s School of Law.

Richard Moore will serve as U.S. attorney for Alabama’s southern district. Moore has 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 U.S. attorney. Moore has a bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College and a law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1977.

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Shelby said that Moore. “will serve this post with the utmost integrity.”

Town was confirmed as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama weeks ago.

This now fills all three U.S. Attorney Districts in Alabama.  The duties of the U.S. attorneys had been filled by the professional staff of the office since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for the remaining U.S. attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama to resign.

 

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

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