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United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow released the following statement regarding the passing of The Honorable Juan R. Torruella, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, on behalf of the United States Attorney’s Office.

We are saddened by the passing of Judge Torruella. He was a distinguished jurist and a great man who served the First Circuit, the District Court of Puerto Rico, and all of Puerto Rico with integrity and distinction. We honor his many years of dedicated public service, including his decades as a learned jurist and mentor to many, including many law clerks who serve or have served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the District of Puerto Rico and throughout the Department of Justice.

We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues, as well as the countless people whose lives he touched over his long and illustrious career.

May his memory be eternal.

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