UI grad nominated for judgeship

UI grad nominated for judgeship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A man with local ties is being nominated for a federal judgeship.

President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday his intent to nominate Colin S. Bruce for a judgeship in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Bruce currently serves as the first assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District, a position he has held since 2010.

He helps supervise federal criminal investigations, prosecutions and appeals and oversees the day-to-day operations of the office.

Bruce joined the U.S. attorney's office in 1989.

According to a written release, Bruce has prosecuted a wide range of federal criminal cases, including drug conspiracies, computer-related investigations and complex frauds as well as civil matters.

He received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1989 and his bachelor of arts degree from the UI in 1986.

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