New U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray takes oath of office

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U.S. Attorney Scott Murray

CONCORD , NH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire announced that the Honorable Scott W. Murray was sworn in March 5 as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire.  Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph Laplante administered the oath of office at the federal courthouse in Concord.

Murray is the 57th U.S. Attorney for the District.  He was nominated by President Trump on December 1, 2017, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 15, 2018.  As the U.S. Attorney, Murray is the chief federal law enforcement officer in New Hampshire.

Murray has been a prosecutor throughout his legal career.  He was elected County Attorney for Merrimack County in 2010.  He began serving as County Attorney in 2011 and was serving his fourth consecutive two-year term in that position.  Prior to becoming County Attorney, he served as the Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Concord from 1983 to 2011.

He earned his B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of New Hampshire and his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now known as the University of New Hampshire School of Law).

 “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the United States Attorney,” Murray said.  “As a career prosecutor, I look forward to working with my federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to combat drug trafficking, violence, and other threats to the safety of the residents of the Granite State.  Close cooperation is absolutely critical if we are to effectively address crime associated with the current opioid crisis.”