New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer is urging President Obama to nominate a key prosecutor in the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office for a seat on a federal appeals court, the senator’s office announced this week.
Schumer is recommending Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond Lohier for the judgeship on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The vacancy was created by the elevation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
Lohier is the chief of the securities and commodities fraud task force in the criminal division for the U.S. Attorney’s office. He has also served as deputy chief and chief of the office’s narcotics unit and deputy chief of the securities and commodities fraud task force during his 10 years at the office.
“Raymond J. Lohier has had a long and distinguished career in public service serving the people of Brooklyn and all of New York,” Schumer said in a statement. “His outstanding leadership skills, his intellect, his commitment to justice, his deep connections to Brooklyn, and his extensive experience make him an exceptional choice for a position on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.”
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported the story first here.