Trump appoints U.S. Attorney to Eastern District of Arkansas

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed J. Cody Hiland to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, said a press release from Senator John Boozman.

Hiland, who resides in Conway, is currently serving as the 20th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney. He was nominated by President Trump to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District after being recommended for the position by Boozman and Cotton.

“I am pleased that the Senate confirmed Cody, who I am confident will be an excellent U.S. Attorney. He has the commitment, experience and expertise necessary to tackle the challenges he will face in this new role. I congratulate Cody and look forward to working with him to help make our communities safer,” Boozman said.

“I congratulate Cody Hiland on being confirmed as a U.S. attorney. Given his extensive legal experience and his sterling reputation, I’m confident he will serve the people of the Eastern District well. I thank Cody and his family for accepting the call to serve,” Cotton said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) Eastern District of Arkansas includes five divisions and 41 counties in the state. It is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation for this district. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.


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