Senate confirms Russell Coleman as U.S. Attorney for Western Dist. of Kentucky

09/15/2017 09:03 AM

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Russell Coleman to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; he was nominated by President Trump for the position in late June.

Coleman is an attorney with the law firm of Frost Brown Todd, LLC in Louisville, where he focuses on internal investigations, white-collar criminal matters, and government relations. The Louisville lawyer also serves as an Assistant Commonwealths Attorney for Kentucky’s 12th Judicial Circuit.

“I congratulate Russell Coleman on his confirmation as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky,” U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement. “His previous experiences in law enforcement have prepared him for this new role, and our communities will benefit from his leadership. I am grateful that he is willing to serve the Commonwealth and the country once again. Russell is a talented public servant, and I know that he will make us proud.”

Before returning to Kentucky in late 2015, Coleman served as legal counsel to McConnell from 2010 to 2015. Prior to his time with McConnell, Coleman served as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2004 to 2010. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University Of Kentucky College Of Law.

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  • Ricky Lee Williams Jr. wrote on September 15, 2017 01:51 PM :

    Russell Coleman is an outstanding pick. The western district U.S. Attorney’s office needs some good press and some big cases. For many years, there has been a lot of stuff allowed to slide under the radar. Some of this is the influence and power of Mitch McConnell and his allies. Some of this is on account of Jerry Abramson and the DOJ under the Obama administration. Russell needs to hit the ground running. 3 top priorities, from day one 1- Get control of the violence around Louisville. 2- Bring the people to justice who have perpetrated all the fraud at the University of Louisville. 3- Public corruption, beginning in the mayor’s office all the way down to the ADD districts across western Kentucky. Begin around the Bowling Green area on the ADD districts. I’m a big fan of Russell Coleman. The only knock anyone has on him is coming from a big law firm. Let’s give him a year, and if there is no big time indictments to bring down the big boys, then that wll give some credence to their argument. Best of luck to Russell Coleman, and God knows that we need someone in this position with honor, integrity, and courage, at this present time. RL

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