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United States Attorney Brower Announces Intent to Resign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2009

Las Vegas, Nev. – United States Attorney Greg Brower announced today that he intends to resign as United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, effective October 10, 2009. Mr. Brower has served as United States Attorney since January 7, 2008.

"It has been a privilege to serve my fellow Nevadans as U.S. Attorney over the last two years," said U.S. Attorney Brower. "I am extremely proud of our accomplishments in support of the mission of the U.S. Department of Justice in Nevada."

During his tenure, Brower set as top priorities mortgage fraud, public corruption, violent crime and child exploitation in Nevada. Brower has successfully advocated for greater resources for his office and federal agencies in Nevada, and since his appointment as U.S. Attorney, the number of Assistant United States Attorneys has grown from 39 to approximately 50.

During Brower's tenure, approximately 1100 individuals were charged with federal criminal offenses in Nevada, and approximately 90 percent of those individuals charged were convicted either through guilty pleas or jury trial convictions. Over 75% of the guilty defendants were sentenced to prison. Additionally, approximately 700 civil cases were filed or responded to, and on average, almost 90 percent of the civil judgments were decided in favor of the United States.

Prior to serving as United States Attorney, Brower served as General Counsel to the Government Printing Office and as the agency's Inspector General. He previously served as Legislative Counsel in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, and was twice elected to the Nevada State Legislature. Brower received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a law degree from The George Washington University. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.

The District of Nevada comprises the entire state of Nevada, making it one of the largest of the 94 federal judicial districts. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all of the litigation involving the United States in Nevada.

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