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Baker nominates veteran prosecutor to Massachusetts parole board

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BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker has named a veteran Suffolk County prosecutor to serve on the state's parole board.

Paul Treseler is Baker's first nomination to the seven-member board that determines whether prisoners are eligible for parole and monitors their activity.

The Governor's Council must confirm the appointment of Treseler, who has prosecuted a number of high-profile cases during his nearly 20 years in the Suffolk District Attorney's office.

If confirmed, he'd serve a five-year term on the board.

Baker said in a statement Thursday that Treseler has shown a "commitment to the law and achieving justice for victims of crimes."

The parole board underwent an overhaul in 2011 after a Woburn police officer died during an exchange of gunfire with a career criminal who had been granted parole.

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