Steven Dettelbach recommended for U.S. attorney


Cleveland native Steven Dettelbach has been recommended by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for the position of U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. A graduate of Hawken School, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University Law School, Dettelbach is a defense attorney and former federal prosecutor.

He is currently a partner at Baker Hostetler and a member of the Ohio Ethics Commission. As assistant U.S. attorney, he successfully prosecuted Nate Gray, East Cleveland mayor Emmanuel Onunwor and others in a racketeering case.

The recommendation for Dettelbach has been sent to President Barack Obama, a former law school classmate of the attorney, who will make the appointment, subject to approval of the U. S. Senate. The president and Dettelbach were also summer associates together at a Chicago law firm.

The U.S attorney for the Northern District covers 40 counties in northern Ohio with offices in Cleveland, Youngstown, Akron and Toledo. Responsibilities include supervision of 75 attorneys and a support staff of 90.

Dettelbach, his wife Karil, and their two children reside in Cleveland and are members of Park Synagogue.

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