Matthew D. Krueger has taken the oath of office to become the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. United States Attorney Krueger was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 15th. He took the oath of office from Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach this afternoon.
“It is truly an honor to serve as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin,” said United States Attorney Krueger. “I am looking forward to working with the men and women of the United States Attorney’s Office and continuing our strong partnerships with local, state, and federal officials. Our community faces serious problems, including violent crime, too many deaths from opioids, human trafficking, and various fraud schemes. Working together with federal, state, and local partners, we’ll seek to improve the quality of life in eastern Wisconsin.”
As United States Attorney, Mr. Krueger is the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The Eastern District consists of the 28 counties in the eastern portion of the state, and includes the cities of Milwaukee, Green Bay, Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, and Appleton. He will oversee a staff of 77 employees, including 41 attorneys and 36 support personnel. The office is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the district, including crimes related to terrorism, firearms, narcotics, child exploitation, human trafficking, financial fraud, healthcare fraud, and public corruption. The office also represents the United States in affirmative and defensive civil cases, and collects debts owed to the United States.
Before taking office, United States Attorney Krueger was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He has served in that role since 2013, first in the Civil Division and then in the Criminal Division. He prosecuted a variety of federal crimes, including firearm offenses, health care fraud, and other financial crimes. United States Attorney Krueger previously worked as an associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC. He also served as a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General. He clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
United States Attorney Krueger received his B.S., with honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School where he served as Editor in Chief of the Minnesota Law Review.
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