BOSTON (AP) - Sen. Edward Kennedy has recommended that President Obama nominate Carmen Ortiz, an assistant U.S. attorney who investigates and prosecutes white-collar crime, as the next U.S. attorney for Boston.
The Puerto Rican-born Ortiz would be the state's first Hispanic and first female U.S. attorney. She has worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Boston for more than a decade.
As the state's senior senator, Kennedy traditionally has been given preference to nominating the federal government's chief law enforcement office in the state. Kennedy made the announcement Tuesday in a joint statement with Sen. John Kerry.
The president's appointment still would need to be confirmed by the Senate.
Ortiz would replace Michael Sullivan, a Republican who was appointed by President Bush in 2001 and left the job earlier this year.
Art Hostage comments:
Will any immunity agreement to recover the stolen Gardner art be published or will it remain a hollow promise ?????
If the Senate confirms Carmen Ortiz then she has the chance to really show sincerity by publishing an stolen Gardner art immunity agreement for all the world to see.
To dove-tail this the Gardner Museum can drop its "subject to good condition" clause and just offer the $5 million reward for the return of the Gardner art.
If we see these two things then those with the ability to end this thing may consider making contact.
Lets hope the motto will be:
"Gardner Heist, want the $5 million reward, Carmen get it"