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Trump nominates former EBR Asst. DA as U.S. attorney for Middle District of Louisiana

Brandon Fremin (Source: WAFB) Brandon Fremin (Source: WAFB)
WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) -

President Donald Trump has nominated Brandon Fremin to be the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Fremin is a former assistant US attorney for the Middle District. He also previously served as judicial district court section chief for East Baton Rouge Parish and assistant district attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish.

The U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana oversees nine parishes and is based in Baton Rouge.

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy issued a statement following the nomination announcement.

"Brandon Fremin is an excellent choice to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana," said Cassidy. "He will serve our state well and I look forward to securing his confirmation in the Senate."

Fremin released the following statement in response to the nomination:

It is an extraordinary honor to be nominated by the President of the United States for the position of U.S. Attorney. While the Senate confirmation process is pending any questions should be directed to the White House press office. In the meantime, I remain committed to my work at the Louisiana Department of Justice.

Fremin is currently the criminal division director of the Louisiana Department of Justice. He received his undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and then went on to law school at LSU.

He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1994-2002, earning the rank of sergeant.

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