ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A federal prosecutor has been tapped as the newest member of the Fulton County Superior Court.

Robert McBurney was appointed last week by Gov. Nathan Deal to replace retiring judge Marvin Arrington.

McBurney says “it’s an opportunity to “help out as a public servant.”

The 43-year-old graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995 and three years later joined the Fulton County district attorney’s office. He handled major cases, including the conviction of Jamil Al-Amin for a deputy’s 2000 murder.

He joined the federal prosecutor’s office in 2002, where he focused on corruption and terrorism cases. He helped secure the 2009 terror convictions against Syed Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee and led the investigation into four Georgia men charged with plotting to attack government buildings.


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