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Monday, March 13, 2017

Ind. Courts - Trump announcement sweeps out U.S. Prosecutor for N.D. Indiana

The AP is reporting:

HAMMOND. - The federal prosecutor for northern Indiana has resigned after President Donald Trump sought the dismissals of dozens of U.S. attorneys nationwide who were holdovers from the Obama administration.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Hammond said David Capp resigned after 31 years as a federal prosecutor. * * *

Trump’s Friday request for resignations didn’t include Indianapolis U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler. He’s a career prosecutor appointed by the district’s federal judges after Obama appointee Joe Hogsett resigned in 2014 to start his successful campaign for Indianapolis mayor.

Here is a longer story, with photos, from the Gary Post-Tribune.

The NY Times yesterday had a major story on the resignation/firing of Preet Bharara, the very visible United States attorney in Manhattan.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 13, 2017 08:47 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts