U.S. Senate confirms Gregory Brower as U.S. attorney for Nevada | NevadaAppeal.com

U.S. Senate confirms Gregory Brower as U.S. attorney for Nevada

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Gregory A. Brower as the new U.S. attorney for Nevada.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., welcomed the confirmation.

“Greg has strong roots in our state and has wide-ranging experience in the military, in elected office and as a prosecutor,” Reid said in a statement. “The appointment of Greg Brower is a good first step in restoring the confidence of Nevadans in the Department of Justice.”

Brower replaces Daniel Bogden, who was among the prosecutors let go last year in a group firing that became a Justice Department scandal and led to the resignation of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Brower has served as general counsel to the Government Printing Office since October 2006. Before that, he served at the Justice Department as legislative counsel in the executive office for U.S. attorneys before he was appointed inspector general of the printing office in 2004, according to his biography on the GPO Web site.

He was twice elected to the Nevada Legislature and served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.