Brooklyn prosecutor emerges as a top candidate to lead U.S. Justice Department

By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Loretta Lynch, the head federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is emerging as a leading candidate to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to people familiar with the matter, after another top contender withdrew her name from the running last week. Lynch, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez are among those being considered, said the people, who declined to be named about the private deliberations. Lynch, 55, has stirred little controversy during two tenures as U.S. …

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