Federal Prosecutor Dannehy Named #2 in State A-G Office

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Attorney General-elect George Jepsen says he’s picked veteran federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy to be his second-in-command.

Jepsen, a Democrat, named the 49-year-old Glastonbury resident as his choice for deputy attorney general Friday, citing her integrity, legal skills and management experience.

Dannehy began working for the U.S. Justice Department in 1991 and was U.S. attorney for Connecticut from 2008 to last May. She is a noted corruption investigator, having led the successful prosecutions of former Gov. John Rowland and other state officials.

In 2008, the Justice Department assigned her to investigate whether the Bush administration improperly dismissed nine U.S. attorneys, a probe that ended this year with no criminal charges.

The state attorney general’s office handles civil legal matters, not criminal ones.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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