He says he will return to private law practice.
Baltimore, Md (KM) US Attorney for Maryland Robert Hur is stepping down. His office says Hur will leave his position, and return to private law practice. His last day on the job is February 15th.
First Assistant US Attorney Jonathan Lenzer will serve as Acting US Attorney for Maryland.
“I thank President Trump for appointing me as United States Attorney; Senators Cardin and Van Hollen for their support; Attorneys General Sessions and Barr, and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for leading the Department of Justice during my service; and my law enforcement partners here in Maryland, including State’s Attorney’s, police chiefs, sheriff’s and federal agency heads,” says Hur in a statement. “I will always be grateful to to have served as US Attorney and helped further the Office’s proud legacy of pursuing justice with integrity, and without fear or favor.”
Hur took office on April 8th, 2018.
“Credit for the Office’s accomplishments belongs to our talented team of dedicated professionals in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our brave law enforcement partners. I’m humbled by the bravery, creativity, and resilience that my colleagues have shown every day during my three years as U.S. Attorney. Together, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring criminals to justice, protect and provide recourse to victims and witnesses, and defend our nation against adversaries both foreign and domestic. We protected our traditions of integrity and continued our commitment to justice in the face of daunting challenges, including the longest federal government shutdown ever, tragic acts of violent extremism, and a frightening pandemic. For an attorney-especially a first-generation American like myself-representing the United States is a weighty privilege and a dream job. I have been blessed to do so.”
The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland is one of the nation’s largest and busiest offices, serving a population of more than six-million people.
By Kevin McManus