Washington, Sep 1: Indian-American lawyer Shireen Mathews has been nominated to be a federal judge.
The White House announced her nomination to Southern California Southern District federal court in San Diego. She awaits confirmation by the Senate.
"This is an historic nomination and we urge the Senate to quickly confirm her, adding another deserving South Asian voice to the judiciary,” said Aneesh Mehta, president of South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of North America.
A partner with the elite law firm Jones Day, Mathews specialises in white-collar crimes. According to Jones Day, while she was a prosecutor, Mathews uncovered a multi-million dollar fraud in stolen medical equipment and also won one of the highest restitution awards for the Social Security (general public pension) trust fund.
She is the sixth Indian-American nominated to the federal judiciary at various levels by President Trump. (UNI)