Kansas U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren Steps Down

U.S. Atty. Eric Melgren/wibw.com photo
U.S. Atty. Eric Melgren/wibw.com photo

By Allan Lengel
As we prepare to usher in a new administration, U.S. Attorneys are heading for safer ground.
The latest is U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren in Wichita, Ks., who stepped down this week to be sworn in as Kansas’ newest federal district judge, the Justice Department announced. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker will become the Acting U.S. Attorney in the District of Kansas.
Melgren spent 6 1/2 years as the U.S. Attorney and came from the Wichita law firm of Foulston Siefkin LLP, the Justice Department said.
“The past almost seven years as U.S. Attorney have been a great honor and a personal delight,” Melgren said in a prepared statement. “I am proud to have been associated with the important work of the Department of Justice and with the outstanding professional staff of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas and our colleagues across the country.”
Earlier this week, Chuck Rosenberg, the U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, Va., announced his resignation.

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