Eric Holder has reportedly accepted an informal offer to become President-elect Barack Obama's attorney general.
Holder is a Washington attorney and former Clinton administration official. If confirmed, he would be the first black attorney general.
However, his selection comes with controversy from a presidential pardon back in 2001.
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During former President Bill Clinton's last term, Holder said he was "neutral, leaning toward favorable" on a possible pardon for Marc Rich, a wealthy commodities dealer who evaded tax charges.
Holder later apologized, but some senators expect the pardon will be an issue during Holder's confirmation hearings.