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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Statement of U.S. Attorney John H. Durham on Selection of Robert M. Spector as U.S. Magistrate Judge

“Rob is an extraordinarily intelligent person and, without a doubt, one of the hardest working and most productive attorneys I’ve experienced in my 40 years as a prosecutor.  His focus on prosecuting cases involving illegal drug distribution, firearm and violent crime offenses have had a significant impact in communities across our state.  Most recently, through his tireless work in battling our opioid crisis, he has held numerous dealers who sold drugs that caused overdose deaths accountable, provided justice for overdose victims’ families, and spearheaded an outreach effort that has educated tens of thousands of students and adults about these horrific drugs.  Our office is very sorry to lose him, but our loss is the U.S. District Court’s gain.  He is a tremendous addition to the federal bench in Connecticut.  I am extremely happy for him and wish him all the best.”

Click here to read the U.S. District Court press release.

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Updated April 12, 2018