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John Tuchi appointed interim US attorney for District of Arizona

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PHOENIX – The Justice Department has announced the appointment of John J. Tuchi to serve as the interim United States Attorney for the District of Arizona.

Effective Aug. 3, Tuchi will serve on an interim basis for 120 days or until the United States attorney nominee is confirmed by the Senate, whichever is shorter.

Tuchi has served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office since 1998. Over the years, he has held a variety of leadership positions including chief of the Criminal Section (2006 to present) and deputy chief of the Appellate Division. In these roles, Tuchi has overseen daily operations and supervised criminal prosecutions handled by the District of Arizona.

As an assistant U.S. attorney, he prosecuted cases involving complex fraud schemes, computer crime and drug trafficking organization members.

He previously clerked for Judge William C. Canby of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked for the Phoenix law firm of Brown & Bain, P.A.

Tuchi received his undergraduate degree in engineering from West Virginia University. He has a master’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Arizona and a law degree from Arizona State University.

For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit www.usdoj.gov/usao/az.