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United States Attorney announces the departure of First Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Ridgeway

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Attorney’s Office Leadership Team Updates

INDIANAPOLIS – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announces impending leadership team changes within the Executive Committee staff at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

First Assistant United States Attorney Cynthia J. Ridgeway has accepted a position as a Corporate Strategy Director with Indianapolis-based Anthem, Inc. and has resigned from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. FAUSA Ridgeway’s final day in the office will be July 29, 2019. 

Cynthia has spent 15 years in federal public service representing the United States of America. Cynthia was hired in 2004 by now Congresswoman Susan Brooks and then-First Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Morrison. For several years, Cynthia prosecuted drug and violent crime matters under the supervision of John Dowd. From there, Cynthia was promoted to serve as Chief of the National Security Unit. Cynthia also litigated high profile complex white collar matters as a member of the General Crimes Section before being elevated to the position of First Assistant by United States Attorney Josh Minkler.

Prior to her role with the Justice Department, Cynthia was Special Counsel at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office where she oversaw high profile litigation, public relations, and served on the leadership team. Cynthia was hired to serve the office directly following law school by Marion County Judge Sheila Carlisle. Additionally, Cynthia served the office as Chief of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit under the leadership of Marion County Judge Lisa Borges. 

The United States Attorney extends his heartfelt gratitude to Cynthia for her years of dedicated service.

Updated July 15, 2019