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Blumenthal, Murphy Statement on Nomination of John H. Durham to Serve as US Attorney for District of Connecticut

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued the following statement regarding news that John H. Durham has been nominated to serve as United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. The senators recommended Durham to President Trump.

John Durham has earned immense respect as a no-nonsense, fierce and fair prosecutor, and we are pleased that the White House has agreed with our recommendation that he serve as United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.  As an Assistant United States Attorney, John Durham has proven himself time and time again in some of the most challenging and sensitive cases. Deirdre Daly led the office with distinction, targeting career criminals, building close, effective partnerships with local law enforcement, establishing innovative prevention initiatives and deploying a multi-faceted approach to combatting the opioid crisis. We are confident that Durham will continue this record of success in providing strong leadership to the office,” Blumenthal and Murphy said.  

John Durham has served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut since 1989, holding numerous positions, including Acting United States Attorney, Deputy United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, and Counsel to the United States Attorney. Prior to that, he served on the U.S. Department of Justice’s Boston Strike Force on Organized Crime, where he led the high-profile prosecution of former Supervisory FBI Special Agency John J. Connolly and mob bosses James “Whitey” Bulger, and Stephen “the Rifleman” Flemmi.

John Durham graduated from Colgate University and the University of Connecticut School of Law.