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Senate confirms Terwilliger as US attorney in Virginia

August 29, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Justice Department veteran Zachary Terwilliger as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The Alexandria-based office often handles high-profile terrorism and espionage cases. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of tax and bank fraud last week by a team that included prosecutors from the Eastern District of Virginia as well as special counsel Robert Mueller.

The district oversees prosecutions at federal courthouses in Alexandria, Richmond, Newport News and Norfolk.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had appointed Terwilliger to the post on a temporary basis after Virginia’s senators have recommended him for the post.

Terwilliger began his Justice Department career as an intern in Alexandria in 1999 and later prosecuted cases there. He has also served as counsel to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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