US Attorney Hogsett announces resignation

FILE - In this photo taken Dec. 21, 2010, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett responds to a question while in his office in downtown  Indianapolis. Hogsett is resigning as the top federal prosecutor for central and southern Indiana after nearly four years in the position. (AP File Photo/Darron Cummings)
FILE - In this photo taken Dec. 21, 2010, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett responds to a question while in his office in downtown Indianapolis. Hogsett is resigning as the top federal prosecutor for central and southern Indiana after nearly four years in the position. (AP File Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — United States Attorney Joseph Hogsett announced Monday that he will be resigning effective July 31. Hogsett, 58, is the attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

In a letter he submitted to Attorney General Eric Holder he said, “It has been an honor to serve in this office for the last four years because I have had the privilege to do so alongside a talented group of Assistant United States Attorneys.”

In the letter Hogsett made no mention of why he decided to step down or his plans after leaving the office.

Hogsett, a Rushville native and former Indiana secretary of state, was sworn into the position in October 2010.

“In 2010, I accepted the nomination to serve as United States Attorney with the firm belief that this position represented a wonderful opportunity to serve both my country and my community,” Hogsett said. “Today, with the same consideration in mind, I am leaving the office with full confidence that our leadership team will do nothing but continue to build on the enormous progress of the past four years.”

Specifics surrounding his resignation were not released.

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