Connecticut Attorney General-elect George Jepsen on Friday announced that Nora R. Dannehy will serve as his deputy, the Hartford Courant reported.
Dannehy has been a prosecutor since 1991, specializing in white collar and public corruption cases. In April 2008, Dannehy was named acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, the first woman to hold the job. In September 2008 she was named by then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate the firings of U.S. Attorneys.
Dannehy was under consideration to be nominated as the district’s U.S. Attorney. However, David B. Fein received the nod.
Since Fein took over the office last summer, Dannehy has headed a new financial fraud and public corruption unit in the office.