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 U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) today welcomed President Trump’s nomination of Nicholas Trutanich of Reno, Nevada to be the United States Attorney for the District of  Nevada. Heller recommended Trutanich, who currently serves as Nevada’s First Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff to Attorney General Adam Laxalt, for the position.


“Nicholas Trutanich is highly-respected and he has exceptional qualifications that include serving as Nevada’s First Assistant Attorney General, leading investigations as the Gang Coordinator and Supervisor in the Violent and Organized Crime Section the Gang Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles, and working on counterterrorism investigations in Baghdad,” said Heller. “I was proud to recommend him to the President, and I am confident that he will serve the state of Nevada well as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada.”


From 2008 to 2014, Trutanich was the Assistant U.S. Attorney, Supervisor in Violent and Organized Crime Section, and Gang Coordinator in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles where he conducted grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions. Trutanich also served as the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Deputy Justice Attaché in Baghdad, Iraq. In 2014, he began in the Nevada Attorney General’s office where he is currently responsible for overseeing all prosecutorial and civil matters for Nevada’s largest government law office.


Trutanich graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2005.

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