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

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints Dayle Elieson As Interim United States Attorney

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the appointment of Dayle Elieson as Interim United States Attorney pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a United States Attorney for the district in which the office of United States Attorney is vacant.” This appointment will take effect on January 5, 2018.


“Dayle Elieson has served this Department for more than 15 years and has prosecuted criminals for more than 20 years,” said Attorney General Sessions. “At the federal level, she has successfully taken on fraudsters, money launderers, and terrorists. She is experienced, highly respected, and she will be an excellent leader as Interim U.S. Attorney for Nevada.”


Ms. Elieson has prosecuted cases at both the state and federal levels, having served as an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County and Denton County, Texas, and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Ms. Elieson received her J.D. from Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School and her B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.


Upon the appointment of Ms. Elieson as Interim United States Attorney, Acting United States Attorney Steven W. Myhre will resume his role as First Assistant United States Attorney.


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Office and Personnel Updates
Updated January 3, 2018