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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

Monday, February 27, 2017

U.S. Attorney Olson resigns; acting U.S. Attorney appointed

BOISE – Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney for the District of Idaho, resigned effective Saturday, February 25, 2017. U.S. Attorney Olson had served in that office since June 2010. She had been an Assistant United States Attorney with the District of Idaho since 1997.


As of February 26, 2017, Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., assumed leadership of the office as Acting United States Attorney. Mr. Gonzalez has been the First Assistant United States Attorney since September of 2010. He had previously served as the office’s criminal chief. He has been with the office since March of 1995 and with the Department of Justice since September of 1991.


“As United States Attorney for the District of Idaho since 2010, Wendy Olson has been an indispensable and collaborative law enforcement partner in Idaho,” said Mr. Gonzalez. “Her efforts reflected the highest traditions of the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney community. We thank Wendy for her tireless work on behalf of the District of Idaho and the American people over the last 20 years, and we wish her the very best as she begins the next chapter of her distinguished career.”

Office and Personnel Updates
Updated February 27, 2017