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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 12, 2018

US Attorney Boyce Announces Resignation, Steven Weinhoeft Assumes Role of Acting US Attorney

 

Donald S. Boyce has announced his resignation from the position of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, effective at midnight on July 21, 2018.

Mr. Boyce was sworn-in as United States Attorney on July 8, 2016, after his appointment by then United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Mr. Boyce was later re-appointed United States Attorney by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on October 28, 2016.

Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, Mr. Boyce had served as an Assistant United States Attorney since 2006, most recently as Chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. Mr. Boyce is also a former St. Louis police officer.

Effective on July 22, 2018, Steven D. Weinhoeft will assume the role of Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Mr. Weinhoeft has served as an Assistant United States Attorney since 2008, including serving as First Assistant United States Attorney from 2016 to the present. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Weinhoeft served as First Assistant in the Sangamon County, Illinois, State’s Attorney’s Office in Mr. Weinhoeft’s home town of Springfield, Illinois.

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Updated July 12, 2018