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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 22, 2019

U.S. Department Of Justice Remains Focused On Purchase And Pennyrile Regions With Addition Of New Prosecutor

First Assistant McCracken County Commonwealth’s Attorney joins regional effort

PADUCAH, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the addition of Raymond Dykie McGee as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Branch Office, another example of the U.S. Department of Justice’s commitment to the Purchase and Pennyrile Regions.

“We are blessed as an office and federal law enforcement community to continue our longstanding relationship with the McCracken Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office by adding Mr. McGee to our ranks,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “I am committed to serving all 53 counties of our district, from Oldham County to our River Counties and his talent and experience is welcomed.” 

Mr. McGee joins three full-time Assistant United States Attorneys and a legal assistant in the Paducah branch office, making it the most heavily-staffed since it was established in 2001. The addition of Mr. McGee will continue to strengthen working relationships with state prosecutors and local law enforcement agencies in the region while he continues to prosecute felony cases in state court as First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit (McCracken County).   

The allocation of prosecutorial resources in the Paducah Branch Office is closely-tied to robust activity by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and an increased federal law enforcement presence which includes the recent announcement by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the first ever opening of an office in Paducah. 

McGee joins Assistant United States Attorney Seth Hancock, Branch Chief of the Paducah Office and Assistant United States Attorneys Madison Sewell and Leigh Ann Dycus in prosecuting federal cases in United States District Courts located in Paducah, Owensboro, and Bowling Green.

Updated April 22, 2019