Clifford Johnson appointed acting US Attorney


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Statement from the Northern Indiana U.S. Attorney’s Office regarding the office’s operating status:

HAMMOND, Indiana (March 13, 2017) – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Clifford D. Johnson is now the Acting United States Attorney.

The Vacancies Reform Act (VRA), 5 U.S.C. § 3345(a)(1), provides that when a presidentially appointed U. S. Attorney resigns, the First Assistant U.S. Attorney (“FAUSA”) of that office automatically becomes Acting U.S. Attorney. As a result of David J. Capp’s resignation, Clifford D. Johnson is now the Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.

Mr. Johnson has held the FAUSA position since August 2007. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s office as a Civil Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) in January 1986. Before becoming the FAUSA, he was the office’s Civil Division Chief. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, from August 1980 until December 1985, he was employed as a trial attorney in the Employment Litigation Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. He earned his B.A. degree from Valparaiso University in May 1976 and his law degree (Juris Doctor) from Valparaiso University School of Law in May 1980.

The office looks forward to continued cooperation with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in our joint effort to promote public safety throughout the Northern District of Indiana.



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