Phillips nominated as U.S. attorney for Western Disctrict of Missouri

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | 5:14 p.m. CDT; updated 6:02 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 30, 2009

KANSAS CITY — President Barack Obama has nominated Beth Phillips to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

The Obama administration announced the nomination Wednesday.

Phillips has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Kansas City office since last year and has prosecuted child exploitation cases. She served as an assistant prosecutor in Jackson County from 1997 to 2001, when she entered private practice.

The appointment must be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, Phillips would replace Matt Whitworth, who has served as acting U.S. attorney for the district since February.

Whitworth has been appointed to the position of U.S. magistrate judge next year.


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