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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Colorado|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||1/30/2002 - Present|
|Chief:||1/1/2013 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Daniel Sparr|
|Past post:||United States bankruptcy court, District of Colorado|
|Past term:||1994 - 2002|
|Undergraduate:||Lewis and Clark College, B.A., 1975|
|Law School:||University of Colorado Law, J.D., 1979|
Early life and education
Krieger spent his entire pre-judicial legal career, from 1976 to 1994, as an attorney in private practice in the State of Colorado. From 1999 to 2001 Krieger also served as a adjunct lecturer at the University of Colorado.
Bankruptcy Judge, District of Colorado
Krieger was appointed to the position of Bankruptcy Judge in 1994 and served in that capacity until her appointment to the Federal Bench in 2001.
District of Colorado
Krieger was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 10, 2001, to a seat vacated by Daniel Sparr as Sparr went on senior status. Krieger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 25, 2002 on a unopposed 83-0-17 Senate vote and received commission on January 30, 2002.
Qwest CEO case (2010)United States District Court for the District of Colorado (United States v. Nacchio, 1082-1 : 1:05-CR-00545-MSK-1)
On January 11, 2010, Judge Krieger denied a new trial for former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio's on insider trading charges. The judge denied the request despite Nacchio's legal team claiming that the testimony of former Qwest Chief Financial Officer Robin Szeliga, in a civil lawsuit related to the case, found that the former CEO did not engage in insider trading. Krieger disallowed the request on the basis that the testimony in the civil trial was not different from the criminal trial and did not had enough evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to reverse the conviction.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Colorado
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