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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

Thursday, May 31, 2018


U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced today the appointment of Victor A. S. Regal, Thomas E. Duncombe, and Melody Noble Nelson as Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma. As Criminal Division AUSAs, they will represent the United States of America in the prosecution of criminal cases.  They are 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. Regal joins the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps, where most recently he was an Area Defense Counsel. Previously, he served as a military prosecutor. Mr. Regal received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Duncombe joins the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the Western District of Virginia, where he served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney specializing in narcotics and violent crimes prosecutions.  Previously, he spent three years as an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in securities litigation.  Mr. Duncombe received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. 

Ms. Nelson rejoins the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the Eastern District of Oklahoma where she proudly served as an AUSA in the Criminal Division.  Ms. Nelson has over 21 years of white collar prosecutorial experience.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas and her J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law.

“I am excited that Victor, Tom and Melody have joined our team here at the Northern District of Oklahoma.” said U.S. Attorney Shores.  “They each possess the talent, work ethic and experience to make a positive impact in our community and achieve our mission of enforcing the laws of the United States.”

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Anna Montgomery 918-382-2700
Updated May 31, 2018