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U.S. Attorney Davis Announces New Deputy Criminal Chief

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

BOISE – Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Christopher S. Atwood is now the District of Idaho’s Deputy Criminal Chief, announced U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis.

Mr. Atwood is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, where he served on law review and was a dean’s list student. After graduating law school in 2004, he clerked for Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Michael McLaughlin. In September 2005, he joined the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he handled a number of major felony cases involving violent crime and drugs. In July 2012, he became the fourth Gang Special AUSA to work for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho. In September 2015, he took the oath of office to become an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He served as the District of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) and Reentry and Prevention Coordinator. He has also been an active criminal litigator throughout his tenure with the office, and will continue to litigate cases in addition to filling the role of Deputy Criminal Chief.

“In light of the office’s growth over the past several years and increasing workload, I am pleased that I am able to have a Deputy Criminal Chief to assist our Criminal Chief,” said U.S. Attorney Davis. “Chris brings an exceptional skillset to the management team and I look forward to working alongside him.”

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Updated December 19, 2019

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