U.S. attorney Joe Hogsett announces resignation

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Mayor Joe Hogsett.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 14, 2014)—U.S. attorney Joseph Hogsett announced Monday he would resign from office at the end of the month.

In a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, Hogsett announced his last day would be July 31.

“It has been an honor to serve in this office for the last four years because I have had the privilege to do so alongside a talented group of Assistant United States Attorneys. I owe them and our tireless support staff a debt of gratitude for the dedication and resilience that has been displayed every day of my tenure…

The result of this effort has been the most exciting period in the office’s history. We have set new records for the number of defendants charged and the total number of criminal convictions. The office has led the nation in average length of sentences imposed on criminal defendants. Fiscally, annual office spending has fallen every year I have served, and is currently at a level not seen since the Bush Administration.

But numbers alone are not sufficient to describe the office’s accomplishments. Rather, the full story is told through the thousands of victims who found some sense of justice over the last four years – children who had faced horrific exploitation, grandmothers who had watched their retirement funds disappear, neighborhoods that used to live in fear of violent gangs that operated with no regard for the rule of law.”

Hogsett was nominated to serve as the US Attorney for Southern District of Indiana in July 2010 and unanimously appointed by the US Senate.  He was sworn into office on Oct. 7, 2010.

Hogsett has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the 2015 Indianapolis mayoral election.

Read Hogsett’s resignation letter.


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