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Adair Ford Boroughs confirmed as SC’s next US attorney after Senate vote


Last updated July 27, 2022

By Tina Underwood

It’s official. Furman University alumna Adair Ford Boroughs ’02 will serve as the next U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina. Boroughs will serve as the chief federal law enforcement officer responsible for federal criminal prosecutions and civil litigation involving the U.S. in the state.

As U.S. Attorney, Boroughs “will work with agents from the FBI, Secret Service, IRS, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal law enforcement agencies to prosecute everything from narcotics and human trafficking to white-collar crime, terrorism and civil rights violations,” according to an article published in The State.

Her appointment officially began Tuesday, July 26, following her swearing-in ceremony, which was covered by The Associated Press. The news ran in The Post and Courier, The Charlotte Observer, The Darien Times, Florence Morning News/SCNOW, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Times and Democrat, and on WIS10 News and other outlets.

Boroughs is a mathematics alumna who received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2007.

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