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Press Release

U.S. Attorney Departure Announcement

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

Michael J. Moore has announced his resignation as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.  Mr. Moore submitted his resignation to the President on Monday, November 9, 2015.

Mr. Moore was appointed to the position by President Barack Obama on October 6, 2010.    Mr. Moore served on the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee, the White Collar/Fraud Subcommittee, the Criminal Practice Subcommittee, and the Health Care Fraud Working Group of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

As United States Attorney, Mr. Moore oversaw the prosecution of several matters involving national security, including export cases involving individuals who were selling military parts and supplies to terrorist organizations.  He oversaw the prosecution against Con Agra, resulting in the largest criminal fine ever imposed for food safety violations.  He also oversaw the prosecution of Stewart and Michael Parnell for their involvement in the deadly salmonella outbreak in connection with Peanut Corporation of America, resulting in record-setting prison sentences for their roles as corporate executives.  Mr. Moore recently announced the indictment of 37 individuals for their involvement in a multi-state sex trafficking ring, an investigation that freed 15 women from sexual slavery.  During his tenure, he took an aggressive approach to prosecuting violent criminals as well as corrupt public officials. 

Mr. Moore was responsible for the Middle District of Georgia’s dramatic increase in health care fraud investigations and the successful pursuit of those making false or inflated claims to the United States. 

Mr. Moore took an active role in civil rights matters and investigations.  He oversaw numerous cases involving the brutal mistreatment of arrestees and prison inmates.  He helped bring to conclusion a longstanding school desegregation order and personally mediated a landmark settlement guaranteeing adequate representation for children and individuals in the Superior Courts.

“As U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Michael J. Moore has been a faithful advocate for the people of his district and an outstanding guardian of our nation’s laws,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  “During his tenure, Michael helped lead the successful prosecution of a multi-state sex trafficking ring; held food companies accountable for knowingly selling dangerously tainted products; made Georgia’s Middle District a leader in combatting health care fraud; and promoted civil rights and equal opportunity, both within his office and in his district at large.  He has fulfilled his responsibilities with tireless devotion, unimpeachable integrity, and exemplary skill, and his leadership and commitment have made a significant contribution to the cause of justice and the rule of law.  I thank him for his distinguished service, and I look forward to all he will achieve in the years to come.” 

“Even now, as I prepare for what is to come, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible honor of representing the United States of America.  I want to thank the President for the trust he placed in me.  I also thank both Attorney General Lynch and former Attorney General Holder for their leadership and friendship over these last five years.  I have had the great pleasure of working alongside a staff of outstanding and dedicated public servants.  I want to thank our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.  Together we have accomplished much; together we have made a difference.  I will forever be grateful for the honor of serving the nation as the United States Attorney,” said United States Attorney Michael J. Moore.

Updated November 13, 2015

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