Biden to nominate 3 federal prosecutors for New York offices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to nominate three prosecutors to run the U.S. attorney’s offices in New York. They include the first Black man to run the high-profile Southern District of New York and the first Black woman to head the Western District in Buffalo. Democratic New York Sen. Charles Schumer announced Tuesday that he is making the recommendations to Biden. It is almost certain they will be formally nominated. The names include Damian Williams as the U.S. attorney in the Manhattan-based Southern District and Breon Peace as the U.S. attorney in the Brooklyn-based Eastern District. Schumer also says he’s recommending Trini Ross to run the Buffalo-based Western District.