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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 24, 2015

Assistant U. S. Attorney Promoted to Strike Force Supervisor

FARGO - Acting U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that Assistant U. S. Attorney Rick Volk has been promoted to supervisor of the Bakken Strike Force. His role will include the supervision of the Strike Force prosecutors, as well as leading the Bakken Strike Force and its response to organized crime in the Bakken.

Rick joined the USAO in June 2002 after prosecuting cases for over nine years at the Burleigh County State’s Attorney Office in Bismarck. He is a 1988 graduate of Valley City State University and a 1991 graduate from the UND School of Law. Rick has primarily been assigned to prosecute violent crime occurring in Indian country and also served as the point of contact for both the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

Acting U.S. Attorney Chris Myers remarked: "Rick is an experienced and skilled trial lawyer and is a leader in law enforcement. He is the perfect choice to lead the Strike Force and our collective response to organized crime in the Bakken at a critical time in the history of Western North Dakota – Rick and his team will make a difference."

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Updated July 24, 2015