Weisman sworn in as new U.S. Attorney for District of Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Aaron L. Weisman has been sworn in as the state’s U.S. attorney, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 14.

Weisman was nominated by President Donald Trump on Oct. 10 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate Jan. 2.

Weisman served as an assistant attorney general and chief of the Office of the R.I. Attorney General’s criminal appeals unit under four attorneys general, beginning in 1993. Prior to being named chief of the criminal appeals unit, he served as a special assistant attorney general in the unit for two years.

Before being appointed as a special assistant attorney general, Weisman worked at Jones Associates, a Providence law firm specializing in appellate practice.

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“I am humbled … to serve the citizens of Rhode Island as [U.S.] attorney,” Weisman said in a statement.