Roanoke-based US Attorney Thomas Cullen nominated for federal judgeship in Virginia

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FILE – In this March 27, 2019, file photo, U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen, center, speaks with the media in Charlottesville Federal Court in Charlottesville, Va. A member of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Monday, April 29, to conspiring to riot at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and at other demonstrations in California. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen for a federal judgeship to fill a vacancy in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.

Cullen, 42, has been the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia since 2018.

He’s had several high-profile cases during his tenure, including criminal prosecutions related to the Unite the Right white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August 2017.

Cullen was nominated for the judicial vacancy created when U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad claimed senior status two years ago. 


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