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Press Release

U.S. Attorney Daly Announces Departure from Office

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

 After serving for over four years as United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Deirdre M. Daly today announced her resignation, effective midnight tonight.

“It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as Connecticut’s United States Attorney,” Daly said.  “I am extremely proud of the tremendous accomplishments of the women and men of this office.  I applaud their tireless work holding our most violent offenders accountable and standing up to those who abuse their power and influence, whether in government or on Wall Street.  They have advocated for the most vulnerable, victims of child exploitation, human trafficking, drug overdose deaths, civil rights violations and investor fraud.  Together, we have strengthened the relationship between law enforcement and minority communities, focused on the well-being of our police, supported formerly incarcerated individuals and collaborated with schools to combat the opioid epidemic.  I am confident this important work will continue to thrive.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed an order appointing John H. Durham the Interim U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.  Mr. Durham was sworn in today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven.

“The people of Connecticut will be in excellent hands with U.S. Attorney John Durham, and the 112 career employees in the office who dedicate themselves to always doing what is fair and right,” Daly said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is charged with enforcing federal criminal laws in Connecticut and representing the federal government in civil litigation.  The Office is composed of 66 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 46 staff members at offices in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford.

Updated October 27, 2017