Senate confirms Weisman as U.S. attorney for R.I.

THE U.S. SENATE has confirmed Aaron L. Weisman's appointment as U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE U.S. SENATE has confirmed Aaron L. Weisman's appointment as U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

PROVIDENCE – Hours after the appointment of Richard B. Myrus as acting U.S. attorney for Rhode Island, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Aaron L. Weisman as U.S. attorney for the District of Rhode Island, Sen. Jack Reed – D, R.I., announced Wednesday evening.

Weisman may serve a four-year term once sworn in.

“Mr. Weisman has the experience to effectively lead the U.S. Attorney’s office for Rhode Island. I am confident that he will provide strong, steady leadership in this role,” stated Reed Wednesday in prepared remarks.

Mr. Weisman formerly served as an Assistant Attorney General and the Chief of the R.I. Attorney General’s criminal appeals unit. He previously served as a special assistant attorney general in the criminal appeals unit.

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Weisman was nominated for the position in October.

“I’m pleased that the Senate has confirmed Aaron Weisman as our state’s lead federal prosecutor,” stated Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. “Mr. Weisman’s record at the Attorney General’s office is exemplary, his personality is caring and thoughtful, I enjoyed working with him, and I am confident he will serve the people of Rhode Island with distinction as our U.S. Attorney.”