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Senate confirms Capp as U.S. Attorney

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The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed David A. Capp as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, about four months after his initial selection for the post.

Spokesman Brian Weiss for Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., said that senators approved Capp's nomination this afternoon by unanimous consent. Bayh had chosen him late last year, the White House nominated him in December, and then the Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination March 25.

A veteran prosecutor who's been with that office since 1985, Capp has been the interim chief since July 2007 when his predecessor, Joseph Van Bokkelen, took the federal bench in Hammond. Capp has served as second-in-command as deputy or interim chief since 1991. Before the going to the U.S. Attorney's office, the Valparaiso University School of Law graduate worked as a partner at Cohen & Thiros in Merrillville.

This is one of four Indiana nominations that had been pending before the full Senate. Weiss said it wasn't clear if senators might consider anytime soon the state's three judicial nominations - U.S. Magistrate Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson and Marion Superior Judge Tanya Walton Pratt for the Southern District of Indiana, and attorney Jon DeGuilio for the Northern District of Indiana bench.

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