- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An assistant U.S. attorney in Evansville has been selected to serve as a federal magistrate judge.

U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Young announced the selection of Matthew Brookman on Tuesday. His appointment will be made upon completion of an FBI background check, which could take several months.

Brookman will replace Magistrate Judge William Hussmann, who is retiring on Jan. 31 after serving the court since April 1988.

Brookman will primarily serve in the Evansville Division of the Southern District of Indiana.

Magistrate judges are appointed by the U.S. District Court judges for eight-year terms and are eligible for reappointment to successive terms.

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