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    until recently [was / has been] leading one branch of a major and ongoing

    The prosecutor, who until recently ............ leading one branch of a major and ongoing corruption investigation before being removed from his post, has submitted a legal challenge to his reassignment to the Bakırköy Courthouse.

    A) was
    B) has been

    The prosecutor was removed from his post. Therefore the answer is, I think, (A) was. Is "has been" OK too? Thanks.

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    Re: until recently [was / has been] leading one branch of a major and ongoing

    A is correct. B is incorrect. "Had been" is possible.

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