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President nominates Robert Hobbs for U.S. Marshal

BEAUMONT - The White House has nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Hobbs to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas.

Hobbs has worked as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Texas since 1991. Prior to that, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson County.

"It is a great honor and privilege to have been nominated by President Obama to serve as the U.S. Marshal and I look forward to the Senate confirmation process," said Hobbs. "I have enjoyed my public service career and am very excited at the opportunity to serve with the United States Marshals Service. I have had the pleasure to work closely with the Marshals Service while a police officer and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and I will work hard to serve the Marshals Service, the U.S. District Courts, the law enforcement community, and most importantly, the citizens of the Eastern District of Texas." He went on to say, "My only regret is leaving the U.S. Attorneys Office. Working with Malcolm Bales, the other U.S. Attorneys for whom I have served, and the prosecutors and staff, has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my career."

"What a great day for Beaumont, for East Texas and for our nation," said U.S. Attorney Bales. "Robert Hobbs has given his entire adult life to serving with excellence his fellow Texans in law enforcement. He is an outstanding prosecutor, a great leader and an even better human being. I congratulate President Obama for making an outstanding selection for U.S. Marshal. My offices loss will be the U.S. Marshals Service gain and we are very happy for Robert and his family. I trust that he will be quickly confirmed by the Senate."

News Release from U.S Attorney's Office

A career public servant and the lead prosecutor in the Beaumont Office of the U.S. Attorney has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

On Aug. 1, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Robert L. Hobbs to be the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas.

Hobbs, 57, of Beaumont, is a Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and the attorney in charge of the Beaumont and Lufkin offices. Hobbs was an Assistant District Attorney in the Jefferson County (Texas) District Attorneys Office from 1996 until he joined the U.S. Attorneys Office in 1999.

Hobbs graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 and received his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1996. Before his career as a state and federal prosecutor, Hobbs was a police officer from 1977 to 1996. In his law enforcement career, Hobbs served in corrections, patrol, court bailiff, criminal investigations, as well as executive staff positions. In those years, he conducted many significant investigations, tracked and arrested fugitives, authored and administered federal grants, and managed large budgets and staffs.

"It is a great honor and privilege to have been nominated by President Obama to serve as the U.S. Marshal and I look forward to the Senate confirmation process," said Hobbs. "I have enjoyed my public service career and am very excited at the opportunity to serve with the United States Marshals Service. I have had the pleasure to work closely with the Marshals Service while a police officer and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and I will work hard to serve the Marshals Service, the U.S. District Courts, the law enforcement community, and most importantly, the citizens of the Eastern District of Texas." He went on to say, "My only regret is leaving the U.S. Attorneys Office. Working with Malcolm Bales, the other U.S. Attorneys for whom I have served, and the prosecutors and staff, has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my career."

"What a great day for Beaumont, for East Texas and for our nation," said U.S. Attorney Bales. "Robert Hobbs has given his entire adult life to serving with excellence his fellow Texans in law enforcement. He is an outstanding prosecutor, a great leader and an even better human being. I congratulate President Obama for making an outstanding selection for U.S. Marshal. My offices loss will be the U.S. Marshals Service gain and we are very happy for Robert and his family. I trust that he will be quickly confirmed by the Senate."

According to a news release from the White House:

Robert L. Hobbs is a Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Texas, currently serving as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and as the attorney in charge of the Beaumont and Lufkin Divisions of the office. He joined the office in 1999. Previously, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Jefferson County (Texas) District Attorneys Office from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Hobbs graduated from the South Texas College of Law in 1996 and received his B.S. from Lamar University in 1987. Between graduating from college and law school, he served as the Commander and Project Director of the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force from 1992 to 1996; as a Senior Criminal Investigator in the Jefferson County District Attorneys Office from 1984 to 1992; and as a police officer in Corpus Christi and Jefferson County from 1977 to 1984.

WASHINGTON, DC - (August 1 ) News Release from White House

Today, President Barack Obama nominated Gary L. Blankinship, Robert L. Hobbs, Amos Rojas Jr., and Peter C. Tobin to serve as U.S. Marshals.

"These nominees have spent their careers risking their own safety to protect their fellow Americans," President Obama said. "Their courage and selfless dedication to the public good are unparalleled, and I am honored to nominate them today to continue their work as U.S. Marshals."

Gary L. Blankinship, to be United States Marshal, Southern District of Texas

Gary L. Blankinship retired last year as a Senior Police Officer with the Houston Police Department and President of the Houston Police Officers Union. Blankinship has served in law enforcement for 35 years. In 1993, after the death of his partner in the line of duty, Blankinship founded the Assist the Officer Foundation to provide short-term, immediate financial assistance for officers critically injured or disabled in the line of duty. He also has served as Vice President for the National Association of Police Organizations.

Robert L. Hobbs, to be United States Marshal, Eastern District of Texas

Robert L. Hobbs is a Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Texas, currently serving as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and as the attorney in charge of the Beaumont and Lufkin Divisions of the office. He joined the office in 1999. Previously, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Jefferson County (Texas) District Attorneys Office from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Hobbs graduated from the South Texas College of Law in 1996 and received his B.S. from Lamar University in 1987. Between graduating from college and law school, he served as the Commander and Project Director of the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force from 1992 to 1996; as a Senior Criminal Investigator in the Jefferson County District Attorneys Office from 1984 to 1992; and as a police officer in Corpus Christi and Jefferson County from 1977 to 1984.

Amos Rojas Jr., to be United States Marshal, Southern District of Florida

Amos Rojas Jr. currently works for the Miami-Dade State Attorneys Office, serving as the Deputy Director of the South Florida Money Laundering Strike Force. He previously worked for 24 years in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), including serving for eight years as the Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Regional Operations Center of the FDLE. Prior to joining the FDLE, he served as an Investigative Supervisor in the Miami-Dade State Attorneys Office, and he has also served on the Huntsville (Alabama), South Miami, and Miami-Dade Police Departments. He received his undergraduate degree in 1983 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Peter C. Tobin, to be United States Marshal, Southern District of Ohio

Peter C. Tobin has been involved with law enforcement for more than four decades, most recently serving as Superintendent of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation from 2009 to 2011; he previously served as the Narcotics Division Chief at the Bureau from 1995 to 2004. Additionally, he has twice served as Chief of Police, first for the Powell (Ohio) Police Department and later the for London (Ohio) Police Department. For the first 20 years of his career, he held multiple positions within the Columbus Police Department, beginning as a patrol officer and eventually becoming a SWAT Commander. Finally, he has also served in the United States Army and in the Ohio Army National Guard.


 

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