John R. Marti
On August 24, 2013, B. Todd Jones resigned as U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota to become the first Senate-confirmed director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. First Assistant U.S. Attorney John R. Marti was then named Acting U.S. Attorney, in which capacity he will serve until a new Presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed U.S. Attorney is named.
Marti has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2000, where he has worked as a prosecutor in the white collar crime section, serving as counsel or co-counsel on several major fraud cases, including U.S. v. Tom Petters, which involved a $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme. Marti has also previously served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney and has led the office’s terrorism and national security team.
Marti, a 1985 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he majored in chemical engineering, attended the University of Oregon School of Law, receiving his juris doctorate in 1991. A member of the United States Marine Corp, Marti was a judge advocate from 1991 until 1997. Then, from 1997 to 2000, he prosecuted fraud cases on behalf of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.