|Name||Paul K. Charlton|
, Arizona , United States
May 04, 2005 02:39pm
|Info||Paul K. Charlton was appointed by President George W. Bush on November 12, 2001 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. He is a career prosecutor who has committed himself to public service. Prior to his presidential appointment, he worked since 1991 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Arizona where he prosecuted extensive criminal cases ranging from homicide to fraudulent white collar offenses. He was also assigned to the Organized Criminal Drug Enforcement Task Force. |
Mr. Charlton’s depth of prosecution experience, coupled with his ability to speak Spanish, resulted in his selection to become an instructor on a number of Department of Justice courses offered in Spanish to prosecutors in Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile. His professional achievements have earned him many awards including Prosecutor of the Year from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
Mr. Charlton received his B.A. Degree in 1983 from the University of Arizona. Following graduation, he enrolled in graduate studies in Madrid, Spain. He received his J.D. Degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1988 and was a note and comment editor on the Law Review. Following law school he was a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Kleinschmidt, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals. As a public servant, Mr. Charlton also served the State of Arizona in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Organized Crime and Racketeering Division.
Mr. Charlton and his wife of 18 years, Susan, have two children.