May 01, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Laud Senate Confirmation of Clint Fuchs as U.S. Marshal for Maryland

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) thanked their colleagues Wednesday for joining them in unanimously confirming Clint Fuchs to be the new U.S. Marshal for the District of Maryland. The senators had recommended Fuchs to President Joe Biden to fill the post previously held by Johnny Hughes, who retired last year after more than two decades of service.

“Clint Fuchs has worked for decades to make Marylanders safer and fight violent crime. His extensive experience – ranging from his military service to his work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland – in addition to his commitment to justice and the rule of law, has made him exceptionally well qualified to take on this role. That’s why we recommended his nomination to President Biden. With his confirmation today, we’re grateful that Clint will continue devoting his expertise and talents to the mission of improving public safety throughout Maryland,” said Senator Van Hollen.

“Clint Fuchs is the right person at the right time to protect the rights of Marylanders by reducing crime and improving public safety across our state,” said Senator Cardin. “Fuchs has a passion for public service and the rule of law, reaching back to his days in the Marine Corps and in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. We are proud to see him confirmed and look forward to seeing him bring such strong leadership to the critical partnership among federal, state and local public safety agencies and law enforcement.”

Clint Fuchs, U.S. Marshal for the District of Maryland

Clint Fuchs was born and raised in Maryland and is a graduate of the McDonogh School in Baltimore. He received his BA cum laude from Georgetown University in 1998. After college, Fuchs enrolled in the United States Marine Corps, and served as an artillery officer in the 2nd Marine Division.  He then attended Columbia University Law School and received his JD in 2005.  After law school, he clerked for Judge William Quarles in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Fuchs joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland in 2008. He began as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Violent Crime Section, handling criminal investigations and prosecutions in cases involving racketeering, murder, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, commercial robbery, and firearms violations. After a detail to the Senate Judiciary Committee, in 2016, Fuchs became the Chief of the Violent Crime Section, supervising Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the prosecution of violent crimes, drug crimes, and firearms crimes. In this role he: supervised the office’s Violent Repeat Offender (VRO) program; established the violent crime intelligence unit; and created a prosecutor-led task force to increase the prosecution of firearms offenses. He helped to establish the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a multi-agency strike force to combat organized violent crime in Maryland, in close coordination with the Baltimore Police Department and other local, state, and federal agencies.

From 2020-2022 Fuchs served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, supervising Assistant U.S. Attorneys. He also serves as an adjunct professor the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, teaching an annual seminar on the role of the federal prosecutor in the criminal justice system.