- Associated Press - Friday, September 22, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Walmart official who focuses on corporate investigations has been nominated for a U.S. attorney post in Arkansas.

President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Duane Kees to serve as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

Kees is currently the director of global ethics and compliance at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville. Born in Little Rock, he’s a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas School of Law. He enlisted in the Army in 2001, where he rose to the rank of captain. He was deployed to Afghanistan for a year and served a 15-month rotation in Iraq.

Sen. John Boozman praised Kees’ investigative skills, while Sen. Tom Cotton called him a strong choice. The two senators recommended Kees for the appointment.

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