David Freed

Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

Michael Bupp, The Sentinel

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed David Freed to serve as the next U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Freed, who is the district attorney for Cumberland County, was nominated to serve U.S. attorney by President Trump in September.

“David Freed is a seasoned prosecutor and a dedicated public servant,” Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said. “In addition to his extensive legal work in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Freed has an unfailing commitment to the rule of law and is dedicated to ensuring everyone is treated fairly under it. I have no doubt that Mr. Freed will serve the Middle District of Pennsylvania capably and admirably. I thank my Senate colleagues for their support of his nomination.”

“Mr. Freed has an extensive background in public service, and I am confident that he will continue to serve the commonwealth of Pennsylvania faithfully in his new role as U.S. attorney for the Middle District,” Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said.

The Middle District of Pennsylvania covers 33 Pennsylvania counties, including Cumberland County. All of them are located in central and northeast Pennsylvania. Federal courthouses in the Middle District are located in Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport.

Freed has served as the district attorney for Cumberland County since 2006. He has previously served as first assistant district attorney for Cumberland County, and a deputy prosecutor in the York County District Attorney’s Office.

Freed is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the Dickinson School of Law, and served as a law clerk for Judge Harold Sheely of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

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