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Friday, April 13, 2018

United States Attorney Russell Coleman Announces Addition Of Assistant United States Attorney To The Paducah District Office

AUSA Madison Sewell with USA Russell Coleman

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - United State Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today the addition of Assistant United States Attorney Madison Sewell to the Paducah, Kentucky, District Office effective immediately.

“As promised, this Office is committing resources to the Purchase, Pennyrile, and rural communities of our District.” stated United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. “Madison Sewell brings a wealth of experience, talent, and passion for prosecuting both criminal and civil offenses. As a former prosecutor for this Office, Mr. Sewell has a proven record in tackling drug trafficking organizations, removing illegally held firearms from our streets, and protecting our most vulnerable citizens.”

Sewell joins Assistant United States Attorney Seth Hancock, branch manager of the Paducah office, in prosecuting cases before U.S. District Judges, in United States District Courts, located in Paducah, Owensboro and Bowling Green.

A Henderson, Kentucky native, Sewell attended Yale University and Stanford Law School before clerking for a district court judge in Washington State and then Sixth Circuit Judge, Hon. Eugene Siler in London, KY. Sewell briefly served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Ohio before joining the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky from 2004-2008, to include a voluntary stint in the Paducah Office. Sewell prosecuted cases in the Environment and Natural Resources Division at Main Justice in Washington, D.C., and most recently served as an Assistant County Attorney in Henderson County.


“The announcement today of an additional full-time prosecutor is one more down payment on a promise to support our law enforcement partners in reducing criminal activity in the western part of the Commonwealth,” stated U.S. Attorney Coleman.

Office and Personnel Updates
Updated April 13, 2018