Williams to prosecute Kasner

State Rep. Craig Williams, R-160, has been appointed by the state Speaker of the House of Representatives Bryan Cutler to serve as a manager for the impeachment trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

State Rep. Craig Williams is appointed as prosecutor in the state's impeachment of Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner.

“It is an honor to be chosen by the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to present the evidence and prosecute the articles of impeachment against the Philadelphia district attorney,” Williams said in a press release. “I will use my background as a federal and military prosecutor to carry out the Pennsylvania Constitution’s mandate that will soon go before the Pennsylvania Senate.”

Williams attended law school while in the Marines and became the chief prosecutor for the largest base in the Marine Corps and head prosecutor for the Marine Corps Reserve. He also served as deputy legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with an emphasis on ethics and detainee issues in federal court. He later served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in the District of Colorado (Denver) and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) and as a prosecutor for the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Williams received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law, and a Master of Laws in Jurisprudence Virtue Ethics and Criminal Law from the Columbia University School of Law.

The House last week passed House Resolution 240 to impeach Krasner for misbehavior in office. The process now advances to the Pennsylvania Senate for the impeachment trial and for a final decision regarding removal from office.

The House speaker is required to appoint a committee of three members, two from the majority party and one from the minority party, to exhibit the articles of impeachment to the Senate and manage the trial on behalf of the House. Cutler also named Reps. Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) to serve as managers.

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