Oberly confirmed as new U.S. Attorney

Charles Oberly III is the U.S. Attorney for Delaware.

The vote came Friday in the U.S. Senate. Oberly is the three time former state Attorney General.  He has been in private practice since 1995 after losing a bid to become a U.S. Senator when he ran against the late Bill Roth in 1994. 

Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) had been pushing Oberly’s nomination.  He issued a statement Monday to thank his senate colleagues.

“I’d like to thank my colleagues in the Senate for their confirmation of Charles Oberly. Charlie served Delaware as an outstanding prosecutor for many years and now serves as a highly respected attorney in private practice. I am confident Charlie will continue to serve the people of Delaware well in his new role of federal prosecutor, upholding the high intellectual and ethical standards that this position requires. As the U.S. Attorney from Delaware, Charlie will make us all proud. I look forward to seeing Charlie sworn into his new role.” 

Oberly replaces U.S. Attorney David Weiss.  Weiss was appointed by President Bush to replace Colm Connolly.  Oberly currently specializes in criminal defense law for the law firm of Drinker, Biddle, and Reath. 

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