U.S. attorney for Delaware confirmed

U.S. Attorney David Weiss (Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

DOVER — David Weiss was confirmed last week as the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware. He had served as the acting U.S. attorney since March.

He was appointed by President Trump on the recommendation of U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, both Democrats from Delaware.

“David Weiss is an excellent choice for U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware,” Sen. Carper said in a statement. “During his combined 16 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he has prosecuted corruption, money laundering, drug offenses, mail and wire fraud, and he spearheaded the successful effort to establish New Castle County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. He is highly respected in the law enforcement community, and I look forward to him hitting the ground running.”

Mr. Weiss was the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware from 2009 to 2011, and starting in 2007, he served as the first assistant U.S. attorney. He began his career as an assistant U.S. attorney, serving from 1986 to 1989, and also worked in the private sector.

He was nominated by the president in November to replace Charles Oberly, who served under President Barack Obama.

The 93 U.S. attorneys represent the federal government in many cases, and each one is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the country within his or her district.

“I want to congratulate David Weiss on his confirmation and appointment to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware,” Sen. Coons said in a statement. “David is a career prosecutor and dedicated public servant, longtime Delawarean and valued member of our law enforcement community. I want to thank the White House for working with Sen. Carper and me to present an excellent nominee for U.S. attorney.”

Reach staff writer Matt Bittle at mbittle@newszap.com

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