- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Burlington lawyer could become Vermont’s next top federal prosecutor.

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he is recommending to President Barack Obama that he nominate Eric Miller as Vermont’s next United States attorney.

The 45-year-old Miller would become Vermont’s 37th U.S. attorney, who manages nearly 20 federal prosecutors in offices in Burlington and Rutland. They represent the United States in criminal and civil cases in the state.

Leahy says Miller is one of Vermont’s leading trial attorneys, well regarded by state and local law enforcement officials.

Since 1999 Miller has worked at the Burlington law firm of Sheehey Furlong & Behm.

Miller has a law degree from Yale and an undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Miller would replace former U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin, who resigned last month.

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