Senate Confirms Durham as New US Attorney for Connecticut

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) applauded the Senate’s unanimous approval of John Durham’s nomination to serve as United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

“John Durham is a fierce, fair prosecutor. As a career prosecutor, John has dedicated his life to public service and the pursuit of justice. He knows how to try tough cases, having taken on organized crime and government corruption. He will be an outstanding U.S. Attorney,” said Murphy and Blumenthal.

John Durham has served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut since 1989, holding numerous positions, including Acting United States Attorney, Deputy United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, and Counsel to the United States Attorney. Prior to that, he served on the U.S. Department of Justice’s Boston Strike Force on Organized Crime, where he led the high-profile prosecution of former Supervisory FBI Special Agency John J. Connolly and mob bosses James “Whitey” Bulger, and Stephen “the Rifleman” Flemmi.

John Durham graduated from Colgate University and the University of Connecticut School of Law.