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Ex-SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Named No. 2 N.Y. Prosecutor

  • Khuzami spent 12 years as Manhattan federal prosecutor
  • Appointment could address concerns of prosecutor’s conflicts
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The Trump Justice Department pressed ahead with a leadership makeover atop the federal prosecutor’s office that oversees Wall Street, naming a former Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement chief to the No. 2 post in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan.

The appointment of Robert Khuzami as deputy U.S. attorney was announced Friday by Geoffrey Berman, whose installment as interim Manhattan U.S. Attorney two days earlier drew criticism from Democratic lawmakers.