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2 U.S. attorneys retiring, replacements named

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Joseph H. Hogsett, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, has announced replacements for the two members of the office’s management team who are retiring next month.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Morrison, who served as acting U.S. attorney before Hogsett was nominated and confirmed, is retiring. Morrison has been with the office for 23 years. Before joining the U.S. attorney’s office, he was the chief deputy prosecutor of Monroe County and a supervisory deputy prosecutor in the Marion County prosecutor’s office.

Effective April 1, Josh Minkler, chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, will take over as first assistant U.S. attorney. Minkler has been an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana since 1994.

Also retiring is Christina McKee, chief of the office’s criminal division. She’s been with the Southern District office for 22 years. Prior to that, she spent 10 years in the U.S. attorney’s office in the Northern District of Indiana. Her replacement, Joe H. Vaughn, will take over April 2. Vaughn has been with the Southern District’s office since 1995.

Read more about personnel changes in the U.S. attorney's office in the March 30 issue of Indiana Lawyer.

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