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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cody Hiland takes office as U.S. attorney for Eastern District

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Former Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland of Conway was sworn in today as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

His nomination by Donald Trump was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Sept. 28. He began work today after Judge Leon Holmes administered the oath at 1:30 p.m., a news release said. He said he was committed to ensuring safer communities.

Hiland, 45, is a UCA and UALR Law graduate. He was first elected prosecutor in 2010. He'll oversee a staff of 59, including 28 lawyers, in handling federal criminal cases as well as some civil cases and collection of debts owed the U.S. The Eastern District covers 41 counties and has five divisions, with its main office in Little Rock.

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