WASHINGTON - Richard A. Wieland, the U.S. Trustee for Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico (Region 20), has been designated by Attorney General Eric Holder to also serve as the U.S. Trustee for Colorado, Utah and Wyoming (Region 19) for an interim period beginning on July 15, 2011, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today. He replaces Charles F. McVay, who is resigning after serving as U.S. Trustee since March 2004.
Mr. Wieland was appointed U.S. Trustee for Region 20 in January 2008, after serving as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Trustee Program's Wichita, Kan., office since 1988. From November 2003 to November 2007, Mr. Wieland was designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Kansas to assist in the prosecution of criminal bankruptcy fraud cases, and in 2002 he received the Director's Award for the Prevention of Fraud and Abuse. Mr. Wieland received his law degree from the University of Tulsa. He received his undergraduate degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.
The U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) is the component of the Justice Department that protects the integrity of the bankruptcy system by overseeing case administration and litigating to enforce the bankruptcy laws. The USTP has 21 regions and 95 field offices. Region 19 is headquartered in Denver with additional offices in Salt Lake City and Cheyenne, Wyo.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees