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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of Ira H. Raphaelson To Be a Special Counsel at the Department of Justice


The President today announced his intention to nominate Ira H. Raphaelson, of Illinois, to be Special Counsel for the Financial Institutions Fraud Unit at the Department of Justice. This is a new position.

Currently Mr. Raphaelson serves as First Assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. Prior to this Mr. Raphaelson served with the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in several capacities: U.S. Attorney, 1989 - 1990; Chief of the Special Prosecution Division, 1987 - 1989; Chief of the Criminal Litigation Division, 1987; and Deputy Chief for Special Prosecutions, 1986 - 1987.

Mr. Raphaelson graduated from Northwestern University (B.A., 1974; J.D., 1977). He was born July 3, 1953, in Chicago, IL. Mr. Raphaelson is married, has three children, and resides in Northbrook, IL.

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