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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 29, 2017

McGregor W. Scott Sworn In as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced that McGregor “Greg” W. Scott was sworn in today as the new United States Attorney by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr.

Mr. Scott is returning to the position he held from 2003 to 2009 when he was appointed United States Attorney by President George W. Bush. While Mr. Scott is currently serving as the Court-appointed United States Attorney, he has been nominated for the position by President Donald J. Trump, and his nomination is currently before the United States Senate.

Mr. Scott received his B.A. from Santa Clara University in 1985 and his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, in 1989. He served as a deputy district attorney from 1989 to 1997 in Contra Costa County, California, and served as the elected District Attorney of Shasta County, California, from 1997 to 2003. After completing his first term as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Scott practiced as a partner with the law firm of Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP, focusing on white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations. In addition, Mr. Scott retired in 2008 from the United States Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service.

The United States Attorney serves as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Eastern District of California and is responsible for prosecuting federal criminal cases and representing the United States in civil litigation. The Eastern District covers 34 counties throughout the Central Valley and the Sierras, from the Oregon border in the north to the Los Angeles County line in the south. The office has 92 attorneys and 81 non-attorney staff with offices in Sacramento, Fresno, and Bakersfield.

“I am honored to once again lead the committed public servants in this outstanding office. I look forward to working with them and our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and to provide the United States with the highest quality legal representation in all the matters we handle,” U.S. Attorney Scott said. He also thanked Phillip A. Talbert for his stewardship in serving as United States Attorney over the last 20 months.

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Updated December 29, 2017