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St. Louis lawyer nominated for US attorney in Eastern District of Missouri

Jul 14, 2017

President Donald Trump on Friday nominated St. Louis lawyer Jeffrey B. Jensen to be the next U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. 

The top regional prosecutor’s post, once held by Richard Callahan, has been vacant since the Trump administration fired most of the nation’s U.S. attorneys in March.  All nominations must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

 

Jeffrey Jensen, nominated by President Donald Trump to be the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District
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 Jensen is a partner at the St. Louis firm of Husch Blackwell LLP.  He is a former FBI agent and previously served in the U.S. attorney’s office for about 10 years.

The district covers about half of the state from St. Louis west to Columbia.