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U.S. Attorney Appoints Criminal Chief



June 13, 2011

TOPEKA, KAN. – Jared Maag, Assistant U.S. Attorney, has been appointed chief of the district’s criminal division, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Maag will be responsible for overseeing all criminal cases filed by Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Kansas City, Kan., Topeka and Wichita. He also will be the point of contact for state and local law enforcement agencies that have criminal cases for federal prosecution.

“Throughout his career, Jared has established and maintained excellent relationships with all law enforcement agencies, judges, court personnel and the defense bar,” Grissom said. “His reputation as an attorney both in the courtroom and within a workplace with colleagues is exceptional.”

Grissom said he was looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a talent for legal troubleshooting when he chose Maag. Maag’s duties will include advising prosecutors on selecting cases for prosecution, negotiating plea agreements, making recommendations for sentencing and preparing cases for trial.

Maag joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in 2004 as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney while working as a prosecutor for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office full time in 2009. He also serves with the Kansas Air National Guard as a Staff Judge Advocate for the 190th Air Refueling Wing in Topeka.

Maag is a 1991 graduate of the American University, School of International Service, Washington, D.C. He graduated from the Washburn University School of Law in 1995.

Maag joins Grissom’s senior management team, which is headed by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Warner. Maag lives in Topeka.



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