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Former United States Attorney Corey Ellis

Corey Ellis

Corey F. Ellis has been a career state and federal prosecutor since 1996.

He was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina to be the United States attorney, effective April 25, 2022, at the expiration of his appointment as Interim United States Attorney by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, Mr. Ellis served as the chief of staff to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray. Previously, he held several leadership roles at the Department of Justice including acting director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys and chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. Corey first joined the Department in 2005 in the Asheville, North Carolina United States Attorney's Office where his work focused on public corruption, white collar fraud and narcotics trafficking.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Ellis served as an assistant district attorney in Henderson County, North Carolina. He was a state prosecutor for more than 8 years, with significant trial experience in a wide variety of offenses, including: first degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, armed robbery, and vehicular homicide.

Mr. Ellis received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and graduated from the University of Memphis Law School.

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Updated July 26, 2022