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David J. Freed Sworn In As U.S. Attorney For The Middle District Of Pennsylvania

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that David J. Freed was sworn in today to be the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  The oath of office was administered by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Freed was nominated to serve as U.S. Attorney by President Trump on September 8, 2017, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 15, 2017.  Mr. Freed replaces Bruce D. Brandler, who was appointed United States Attorney on an interim basis on October 2, 2016 upon the resignation of Peter J. Smith, who had served in that capacity since 2010.


Mr. Freed, 47, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, will serve a four-year term and preside over an area that covers 33 Pennsylvania counties located in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania.  Mr. Freed has an extensive background in public service including serving as the Cumberland County District Attorney since 2006, First Assistant District Attorney in Cumberland County and as an Assistant District Attorney in York County.  He also served as President of the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association from 2013-2014 and served as a law clerk for Judge Harold Sheely of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 


“It is a true honor to be sworn in to work alongside of the excellent career prosecutors, civil attorneys and staff of the Middle District, said United States Attorney David J. Freed.  I look forward to continuing the great work of the office on behalf of our citizens.”



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Updated November 27, 2017