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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2013

U.S. Attorney Announces Additional Sherman Prosecutor

 SHERMAN, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced the hiring of a federal prosecutor assigned to the Sherman office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney William Tatum was administered the Oath of Office by U.S. Attorney Bales, today before a small crowd of friends, family, and government officials at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sherman.

                Tatum is a graduate of Texas A&M University and St. Mary’s University School of Law.   Tatum began his career in 2002 as an Assistant District Attorney with the Smith County D.A.’s Office before taking a position as an Assistant Attorney General in the Texas Attorney General’s white collar crime and public integrity section.  Tatum is no stranger to a federal prosecutor’s office as he has served the last couple years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Texas’ Midland office.

                Tatum joins the Sherman office where he will prosecute a wide range of federal crimes including drug trafficking, white collar crime, immigration matters, violent crimes and child pornography.     

                The Eastern District of Texas is comprised of 43 counties stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Oklahoma/Texas border.  There are 6 staffed offices located in Beaumont, Lufkin, Tyler, Texarkana, Plano and Sherman with a total of 52 federal prosecutors.

 


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