Biden Taps Ex-D.C. Fraud Chief to Lead Capitol Riot Prosecutions

July 26, 2021, 4:21 PM

Matthew Graves, an ex-fraud and public-corruption prosecutor, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia at a time when that office faces hundreds of cases stemming from the Capitol riot.

Graves, currently a partner at the DLA Piper LLC law firm in Washington, would replace Michael Sherwin, a Trump appointee who held the office during the Jan. 6 uprising. Sherwin stepped down in March. Since then, Channing Phillips, another former prosecutor who served in the D.C. federal prosecutor’s office, has held the role on an acting basis. ...

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