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The Senate has confirmed President Obama's pick for U.S. marshal despite opposition from criminal justice and watchdog groups upset about the nominee's ties to the private prison industry.
Critics of President Obama's nominee for director of the U.S. Marshals Service vowed to take their fight to the full Senate after a key committee Wednesday backed Justice Department veteran Stacia M. Hylton for the job despite concerns from watchdog groups about her ties to the private prison industry.
The nation's largest federal employees union is railing against President Obama's choice to lead the U.S. Marshals Service, saying Justice Department veteran Stacia Hylton's recent six-figure consulting deal with a private prison company makes her "ill-suited" for the job.
President Obama's nominee for U.S. marshal responded to mounting criticism Wednesday over her financial ties to a private prison company that does tens of millions of dollars in work for the U.S. government, telling a Senate panel that federal ethics officials cleared her recent consulting work for corrections giant Geo Group.
Eight prominent human rights and prison industry watchdog groups Tuesday announced their opposition to U.S. Marshal nominee Stacia Hylton, a longtime Justice Department veteran who recently worked as a consultant to one of the nation's largest private prison companies.