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INDIANAPOLIS – US lawyer Josh Minkler has announced his resignation and will join a private law firm.
Minkler, the US attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, said his resignation was effective November 21. He will begin working for a private Indianapolis law firm on November 23.
President Donald Trump appointed Minkler, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and was sworn in on October 10, 2017.
Effective Nov. 22, First Assistant to U.S. Attorney John Childress will succeed Minkler as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
“Josh Minkler is a dedicated public servant who has served the country and the citizens of the Southern District of Indiana with distinction,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “I thank him for his service, leadership and integrity and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
“Josh Minkler has earned praise from people of all political stripes who strive to keep our cities and state safe,” said Senator Todd Young. “I congratulate Josh on his exceptional career in the public service and wish him the best. “
Prior to the presidential nomination, Minkler was appointed by former Attorney General Holder to serve as United States Attorney General in February 2015. In June 2015, Minkler was unanimously appointed to serve as United States Prosecutor by the District Court judges of district of the United States for the southern district. from Indiana.
Minkler previously served as the US Attorney’s First Assistant to former US Attorney Joe Hogsett, now mayor of Indianapolis.
Josh Minkler has served Indiana well for more than two decades – first as a deputy lawyer in the United States, then as a first assistant and, more recently, as a United States lawyer for the Southern District of Indiana, ”Hogsett said. “He is a man of integrity and ethics, proving time and again that his commitment to our community was essential in his decision-making and his leadership. I would like to thank him for his service and wish him good luck in this next chapter of his career.
Minkler has also served as head of the Drugs and Violent Crime Unit and U.S. Deputy Criminal Lawyer since 1994.
Originally from Muncie, Minkler was previously an assistant district attorney in Kent County, Michigan. He graduated from Wabash College in 1985 and attended the Mauer School of Law at Indiana University.
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