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Low-Key Brooklyn U.S. Atty. Benton Campbell Could Be Replaced Soon By Obama Appointee

In a town not known for its subtleties,  Brooklyn’s U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell is known as a low key, a nice guy.  He’ll be stepping down soon.
U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell/doj photo

U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell/doj photo

By A. G. SULZBERGER
New York Times

NEW YORK — It should have been the culmination of a distinguished prosecutorial career.

Benton J. Campbell, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, was making a rare public appearance in Washington to announce the guilty plea from the man at the center of the terrorist plot to detonate explosives on subways in New York.

He stood by silently as Attorney General Eric H. Holder

Jr. did most of the talking, fleshing out the details of the case he described as one of the most serious threats to the nation since Sept. 11, 2001.

Then, responding to a reporter’s question, Mr. Holder turned to Mr. Campbell, whose office had secured the conviction, and addressed him by name — the wrong name.

”I’ll let Ben Wagner answer that question,” Mr. Holder said.

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