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United States Attorney Announces the Hiring Of New Assistant United States Attorney

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced today the appointment of Richard M. Cella as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma. As a Criminal Division AUSA, Mr. Cella will represent the United States of America in the prosecution of criminal cases.  He is scheduled to be sworn in today at 3:00 p.m. at the United States District Courthouse by Chief United States District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell.

Mr. Cella joins the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he was counsel in the firm’s litigation practice.  Previously, he also served as a prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office through the D.A.’s Lawyer on Loan program. Mr. Cella received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University magna cum laude and his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law.

“I am proud that Rick has joined our team here in the Northern District of Oklahoma.” said U.S. Attorney Shores. “He possesses the talent, passion, and know-how to make a positive impact in our office and for our community.”


Rick Cella

Updated April 30, 2018

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