AG Sessions Announces “Largest Increase in AUSAs in Decades”

“With these new Assistant U.S. Attorney positions, my office will commit even more prosecutorial resources to fighting violent crime and addressing the opioid crisis in the District. “-Thomas L. Kirsch, US Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana

June 4, 2018-United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the allocation of 311 new Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) nationwide. The Northern District of Indiana will see 4 new AUSAs according to US Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch. 3 of the new AUSAs in the Northern District will be in the criminal division while one will be operate in the US Attorney’s civil division. US Attorney Kirsch said, “With these new Assistant U.S. Attorney positions, my office will commit even more prosecutorial resources to fighting violent crime and addressing the opioid crisis in the District. Along with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, we will continue to aggressively go after those who break the law and ensure that they are prosecuted for their crimes.”

“Under President Trump’s strong leadership, the Department of Justice is going on offense against violent crime, illegal immigration, and the opioid crisis—and today we are sending in reinforcements,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “We have a saying in my office that a new federal prosecutor is ‘the coin of the realm.’ When we can eliminate wasteful spending, one of my first questions to my staff is if we can deploy more prosecutors to where they are needed. I have personally worked to re-purpose existing funds to support this critical mission, and as a former federal prosecutor myself, my expectations could not be higher. These exceptional and talented prosecutors are key leaders in our crime fighting partnership. This addition of new Assistant U.S. Attorney positions represents the largest increase in decades.”

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