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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Minkler sworn in as United States Attorney

INDIANAPOLIS - Today, United States District Court Chief Judge Richard L. Young, swore Josh Minkler in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Under federal law, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana appointed Minkler to fill the position effective immediately.

Minkler previously served as Acting United States Attorney, First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Drug and Violent Crime Unit Chief.  Minkler has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1994.

“I would like to thank the judges of the United States District Court for their faith in asking me to lead the United States Attorney’s Office,” said Minkler. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work for the public as our office goes forward to justly enforce the laws that unite us as a great nation.”

A native of Muncie, Indiana, Mr. Minkler graduated Muncie Northside High School in 1981, Wabash College in 1985 and Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington 1988.

“The Indiana Federal Community Defender congratulates Josh Minkler on being named United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana,” said Chief Federal Defender Monica Foster. “The Court could not have selected a smarter, more experienced, and fair person to lead the Office of the United States Attorney. Though we are foes in the courtroom, we have the utmost respect for his abilities and his character. He brings to the office a level of experience that will serve the citizens of the Southern District well in the struggle for justice.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge W. Jay Abbott of the FBI’s Indianapolis Division congratulates Mr. Minkler on his appointment and looks forward to continuing their professional partnership.  “The Southern District of Indiana is fortunate to have a United States Attorney of such a high caliber serving its citizens. It has been a distinct pleasure working alongside Josh and collaborating on the priorities of the Department of Justice.”

 “Josh Minkler is an experienced and seasoned prosecutor who will make a fine United States Attorney,” said Special Agent in Charge of the DEA in Chicago, Dennis Wichern.  “On behalf of all the employees of the DEA, we wish he and his staff all the best. The Office is in good hands under his guidance.”

Updated June 29, 2015