Former Obama assistant prosecutor running for Congress claims background, but he served only 25 days


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A North Carolina Democratic nominee for Congress described his experience as a “former prosecutor” on his campaign website and other professional websites, but according to documents obtained by LBL, he served in this role for only 25 days in 2006.

Wiley Nickel, North Carolina state senator and former Obama White House aide, Announced Last month, he ran for retired Democrat Representative David Price. At the top of his biography page Promotional Website, Which reads, “Wiley understands the value of public service. As a former prosecutor, he has helped pursue justice for those in need.”

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Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally supporting Michigan Democratic candidates in Detroit on October 26, 2018.
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Nickel is also the law firm’s website Includes Referring to his 25-day tenure as prosecutor in his biography section, “his first job outside of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office, where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney, prosecuting DWI offenders.”

“As a former prosecutor, I know how the other side thinks, and I will fight to make sure you are not a victim of the law,” reads Nickel’s quote on the website. “You have the right to good representation in Raleigh.”

The Facebook Page Nickel also makes a couple of references to his “unique experience” as a former prosecutor at a law firm. In the “About” section, the Facebook page states, “As a former Deputy District Attorney, Wiley Nickel, a founder and prominent lawyer, has unique experience and a comprehensive understanding of how the government pursues crimes.”

Rep.  David Price on March 13, 2017 at Town Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Rep. David Price on March 13, 2017 at Town Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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The page continues, “Using their knowledge of prosecution tactics, they are able to anticipate government tactics and build strong defenses on behalf of their clients.”

Despite repeated references to Nickel’s experience as a “former prosecutor,” LBL received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) response from the Merced County District Attorney’s Office, with Nickel serving only as a “Deputy District Attorney” since January 23rd. Fr. 17, 2006.

In addition to those pages, Wiley has twice called her a “former DWI prosecutor” on her personal Twitter account. 2017 And 2018.

Wiley opened his North Carolina law office in 2011 after serving as an advance associate for nearly three years during the first Obama administration. LinkedIn Profile. He also served as a “political adviser” to the Democratic National Committee, among other political positions behind the Clinton administration.

Nickel Thank you Obama has endorsed his candidacy for the state Senate on Twitter in 2018.

Former President Bill Clinton attends the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network meeting in Puerto Rico on February 18, 2020

Former President Bill Clinton attends the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network meeting in Puerto Rico on February 18, 2020
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“Wiley is a progressive democrat and believes it’s time to strengthen our public schools, create high-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care, and protect our environment,” reads Nickel’s campaign forum. “Senator Nickle is leading the fight to defend the right of women and to push for stronger gun control laws.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), in a reference to LBL, called Nickel “another false politician.”

“Willie Nickel is already showing that he is another false politician who has no business representing North Carolinians in Congress,” said Camille Gallo, an NRCC spokeswoman.

Nickel’s campaign did not respond to LBL’ request for comment.



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