HAMMOND, Ind. (AP)
— A new federal prosecutor has been confirmed for 32 counties across
The U.S. Senate
approved Thomas Kirsch II in a voice vote Tuesday as the U.S. attorney for
Indiana's northern district, which covers roughly the northern one-third of
the state. President Donald Trump nominated Kirsch in July.
Kirsch is a
Schererville resident who's been a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP in
Chicago. He previously was an assistant U.S. attorney for northern Indiana
and worked in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy.
David Capp, who resigned in March after leading the office since 2007 under
President Barack Obama.
The Senate last
week confirmed Josh Minkler as the U.S. attorney for the rest of Indiana.
Minkler had been the interim U.S. attorney for two years.