Senate Confirms Baton Rouge-Based US Attorney Nominee

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed veteran prosecutor Brandon Fremin to serve as U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana

Fremin's confirmation Thursday comes more than three months after President Donald Trump nominated him for the position.

Fremin, a Baton Rouge native, most recently has served as director of the criminal division for Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office. He previously worked as an investigator and prosecutor for the East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney's office and as a federal prosecutor in the Baton Rouge-based Middle District.

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Corey Amundson has served as the acting U.S. attorney since Walt Green's resignation last March. Green was among dozens of U.S. attorneys who were ordered to resign several weeks after Trump's inauguration.

The district is comprised of nine parishes.

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