US Attorney Muldrow resigns as part of transition to new administration

By The Star Staff

As part of the transition process announced by the United States Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announced in a press release that he has tendered his resignation, effective Feb. 28.

“I am extremely proud of the great work and dedication of the men and women of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico with whom I have had the privilege to serve,” Muldrow said. “While I will continue in the office in the coming weeks, serving the people of Puerto Rico as U.S. Attorney has been the highest honor and most fulfilling duty in my more than 30 years of public service.”

Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson announced earlier Tuesday that, continuing the practice of new administrations, President Joseph Biden and the Department of Justice have begun the transition process for U.S. attorneys.

“We are committed to ensuring a seamless transition,” Wilkinson said. “Until U.S. Attorney nominees are confirmed, the interim and acting leaders in the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices will make sure that the department continues to accomplish its critical law enforcement mission, vigorously defend the rule of law and pursue the fair and impartial administration of justice for all.”

Earlier this year, nearly all presidential appointees from the previous administration offered their resignations, though U.S. attorneys and U.S. marshals were asked to temporarily remain in place. Prior to the beginning of the current U.S. attorney transition process, approximately one-third of the U.S. attorneys’ offices were already led by acting or interim leadership.

Biden will make announcements to the Senate regarding his nominations of new U.S. attorneys as that information becomes available.

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