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Susan T. Lehr to be New Acting U.S. Attorney

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

Career prosecutor Susan T. Lehr has been named the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska to take over following the retirement of Interim United States Attorney Steven A. Russell.  Lehr’s appointment will be effective on July 1, 2023. 

Lehr, a 1988 graduate of the Denver University College of Law, has been with the United States Attorney’s Office since 1999.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Lehr worked as a prosecutor in the Buffalo and Douglas County Attorneys’ Offices. Lehr is originally from Omaha. During her tenure with the Department of Justice, Lehr has handled a wide variety of criminal cases and currently serves as the District of Nebraska’s First Assistant United States Attorney.  She also completed a detail assignment to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. Lehr will serve until a new U.S. Attorney is appointed by the President. 

Updated June 29, 2023

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