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Friday, January 13, 2017

Statement by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on the Departure of John Leonardo, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement on the departure of Judge John Leonardo, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona:

“During his four and a half years as United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Judge John Leonardo has worked tirelessly to uphold our laws and defend our values,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.

“During his tenure, he oversaw a number of significant cases, including the first jury trial involving a domestic attack committed in the name of ISIL and the government’s successful prosecution of the perpetrator of the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson. He was also a steadfast partner to Arizona’s 22 federally recognized Indian tribes, working closely with tribal officials to combat violent crime in Indian Country. John has served the people of Arizona – and all of the American people – with integrity and distinction. I want to thank him for his exceptional contributions, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Topic(s): 
Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 
17-056
Updated March 17, 2017