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Obama nominates B. Todd Jones to be U.S. attorney

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota lawyer B. Todd Jones will be President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney of Minnesota, according to a White House announcement released this afternoon.

Jones, 52, who currently works as a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, previously held the position from May 1998 through January 2001.

Obama said in a statement that it was his “honor to ask him to serve in this capacity again.”

“Todd Jones made the utmost sacrifice for his country and served with honor as a member of the United States Marine Corps who fought in Operation Desert Storm,” Obama said in a statement.  “And he has served the public in his civilian life, too, with a distinguished career in the US Attorney’s office in Minnesota.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., had recommended Jones to the post in March.

At the time, Klobuchar said, “There’s certainly no question that Todd Jones has the right experience for the job. Even more, he has all of the qualities that I was looking for.  He’s a seasoned, highly-respected attorney who is fair-minded and has impeccable integrity.  He has a strong record of working productively with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.  Above all, he’s committed to seeing that justice is done under the law and for the people of Minnesota.”

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