RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ President Barack Obama has nominated new U.S. attorneys
for Virginia’s eastern and western districts. Eastern district nominee Dana J. Boente has served as acting U.S. attorney since 2013. He has been with the office since 2000 and also was the district’s acting U.S. attorney in 2008 and 2009. Boente is a 1982 graduate of the St. Louis University law school. Western district nominee John P. Fishwick Jr. has been a partner in the Roanoke law firm of LichtensteinFishwick and its predecessors since 1996. He graduated from Washington and Lee University’s law school in 1983. Their nominations were announced Thursday.