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Biden to name new US attorney, federal judge in MI

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President Joe Biden will start filling appointed federal positions in Michigan. The top federal prosecutor in southeast Michigan turned in his resignation today (THU) to give the new administration the opportunity to fill the job.

US Attorney Matthew Schneider has prosecuted corrupt UAW union leaders and public officials, including the Macomb County prosecutor. Schneider was appointed three years ago by then-President Donald Trump, but says it’s traditional for US attorneys to let the new president fill the position.

“It’s time to move on and respect the new administration’s wishes,” said Schneider.

Schneider will go to work for a private law firm after his resignation becomes effective February 1st.

Veteran prosecutor Saima Mohson will serve as the acting US Attorney for Michigan’s eastern district and could be a candidate for the nomination. A federal judge in Detroit has also announced plans to go into semi-retirement to allow Biden to appoint a replacement.