published Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Obama names U.S. attorney for Middle Tennessee

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated David Rivera to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

The White House released Rivera's name along with that of Arthur Lee Bentley III, nominated as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.

In a news release, Obama said the two "have proven themselves to be not only top-flight attorneys but dedicated public servants."

Rivera has been the acting U.S. attorney in Middle Tennessee since April 2013, according to the release, and has been an assistant U.S. attorney in the district since 2004.

From 1999 to 2004, he worked in the U.S Attorney’s Office in the District of Puerto Rico. He was an assistant state attorney in Broward County, Fla., from 1994 to 1999 and an assistant district attorney in Bronx County, N.Y., from 1988 to 1993.

Rivera received his J.D. in 1988 from Pace University School of Law and his B.S. in 1982 from Oral Roberts University. He also served in the United States Air Force and the United States Air National Guard, the release stated,

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