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Minnesota's new US attorney plans new initiatives

April 2, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's new chief federal prosecutor says he's launching initiatives to combat human trafficking, heroin, fraud, violent crime and identity theft.

It's an ambitious agenda for U.S. Attorney Andy Luger, who was sworn in Feb. 14. He filled a post last held by B. Todd Jones, who juggled dual roles for two years as both U.S. attorney in Minneapolis and acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington until the Senate finally confirmed him as director last July.

Luger said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that he prepared himself to assume the job by seeking out the opinions of law enforcement leaders from across Minnesota, and a wide variety of other people, who helped inform his vision for the office going forward.

 
 

 

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