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Trump administration nominates new U.S. attorney for Alaska

  • Author: Erica Martinson
  • Updated: December 2, 2017
  • Published July 24, 2017

Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder at the James M. Fitzgerald U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Anchorage in March 2017. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has nominated federal prosecutor Bryan Schroder to be U.S. attorney for Alaska.

Schroder has been acting Alaska U.S. attorney since Karen Loeffler, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, stepped down earlier this year. Trump asked Loeffler and 45 other U.S. attorneys to vacate their posts after he was sworn in as president.

Schroder has worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alaska since 2005, prosecuting cases involving "violent crimes, drug distribution, gun crimes, fraud, tax evasion, environmental crimes, and fisheries and wildlife offenses," according to the White House.

His prior positions include first assistant U.S. attorney, chief of the criminal division, anti-terrorism prosecutor and district ethics adviser, according to the Justice Department.

Schroder retired from the Coast Guard as a captain after serving 24 years in Seattle, San Diego, Miami, New York City, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Anchorage and Juneau, according to the Justice Department.

He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1981 and the University of Washington School of Law in 1991, according to the White House.

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