WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Eli J. Richardson to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee.

“Eli Richardson has quite a distinguished career having served as a FBI agent, federal prosecutor, U.S. embassy legal adviser, and private attorney,” said Corker. “His diverse background and knowledge in civil and criminal matters will serve the Middle District well. I was honored to recommend Eli for this position, and I am glad his confirmation will help alleviate the high caseload in the Middle District.”