Former prosecutor gets job back

WASHINGTON (AP) - Daniel Bogden is the U.S. attorney for Nevada again, some 21⁄2 years after being one of nine federal prosecutors forced to resign.

The Senate has confirmed Bogden's confirmation by voice vote.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., applauded the confirmation on Tuesday, saying Bogden was fired during the Bush administration for refusing to bow to political pressure. Reid said reinstating Bogden will keep federal prosecutions in Nevada free from political bias.

Bogden has worked as a partner in the Nevada law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson.

He served as the U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada from 2001 to 2007.

U.S. attorneys are political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president, but they cannot be fired for improper reasons.


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