Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Andrew Lelling
Andrew Lelling is an American attorney who currently serves as the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Prior to assuming his current role, he was the senior litigation counsel for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Appointed by United States President Donald J. Trump on December 21st 2017, Lelling is a breath of fresh air that has come to the rescue in the battle of political corruption and he has what it takes to see that justice is served where needed.
A graduate of Binghamton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Lelling clerked for Berry Avant Edenfield of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. He went on to serve as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
At the time of his nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Lelling had served for 12 years as senior litigation counsel for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, prosecuting white collar crime, international drug trafficking, and other offenses.
During his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts, Lelling led the prosecution of a billion-dollar pyramid scheme that defrauded almost 2 million investors. A former executive of Telexfree was sentenced to six years in federal prison for his involvement in the scheme.
Lelling also helped prosecute Carlos Rafael, a fishing magnate known as “the Codfather” who pleaded guilty to mislabeling hundreds of thousands of pounds of fish, allowing him to illegally increase his profit margin via environmental fraud.
He successfully prosecuted several golfing buddies for trading on inside information about American Superconductor.
With all the bad news out there surfacing regarding political corruption, Andrew Lelling will always be the first one in line to be there and give his complete total support for the people to see that justice is served.
Our hats are off to his true team spirit!
We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make our country, our state and as well as here in Somerville a better place.