Richard W. Moore

Richard Wayne Moore (born December 5, 1952)[2] is an American lawyer who has served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama since 2017. Prior to assuming his current role, he had served as the Inspector General for the Tennessee Valley Authority since 2003, when he was appointed by George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate.[3]

Richard Moore
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United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama
In office
September 22, 2017 – February 26, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Joe Biden
Preceded byKenyen R. Brown
Succeeded bySean Costello (acting)
Inspector General for the Tennessee Valley Authority
In office
May 9, 2003 – September 21, 2017
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byDonald Hickman (Acting)
Succeeded byJill Matthews (Acting)[1]
Personal details
Born
Richard Wayne Moore

(1952-12-05) December 5, 1952 (age 68)
Bartow, Florida, U.S.
EducationSpring Hill College (BS)
Samford University (JD)

Education and careerEdit

Moore received his Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from Spring Hill College in 1974 and his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in 1977. In 2015, Moore was named Cumberland School of Law's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. From 1997 to 1998, Moore was an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy at the University of Oxford. At Oxford, Moore conducted an independent study on the prosecution of complex international fraud cases.

Moore has practiced law in Mobile, Alabama and Cleveland, Ohio. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama from 1985 to 2003. During this time, Moore served as chief of the criminal division, as senior litigation counsel, and as coordinator of the Anti-Terrorism Task Force.[4]

Moore has served as the Inspector General for the Tennessee Valley Authority since 2003, when he was appointed by George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate. From May 2009 to March 2011, Moore was the chairman of the investigations committee for the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.[4]

United States AttorneyEdit

In June 2017, Moore was announced as Donald Trump's nominee to become the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.[5] He was confirmed by voice vote on September 14, 2017. On February 8, 2021, he along with 55 other attorneys were asked to resign.[6] On February 22, 2021, Moore announced his retirement effective February 26, 2021.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TVA Inspector General Resigns To Be U.S. Attorney For Southern District Of Alabama". Chattanoogan.com. September 21, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Nominations of the 108th Congress, first session : hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session on April 1, 2003 (2004)
  3. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces United States Attorney Candidate Nominations". whitehouse.gov. June 12, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017 – via National Archives.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ a b Gray, Jeremy (June 12, 2017). "Trump nominates 3 to serve as Alabama's US Attorneys". AL.com. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Laporta, Jordan (June 14, 2017). "Trump nominates new U.S. Attorneys for Alabama". Yellowhammer News. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Balsamo, Michael (February 9, 2021). "Justice Dept. seeks resignations of Trump-era US attorneys". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "Richard Moore, U.S. Attorney for south Alabama, announces retirement". al. February 22, 2021. Retrieved February 26, 2021.

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