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One Of Ohio's Two U.S. Attorneys Quits In Mass Resignation

U.S. Attorney David DeVillers
Jo Ingles
U.S. Attorney David DeVillers

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio has submitted his resignation. He’s one of 56 US Attorneys appointed by former President Trump asked to resign by the Biden administration’s Department of Justice. 

David DeVillers, who was appointed by Trump in 2019, said in a written statement that he had hoped to remain a prosecutor until the end of his career, but that was not meant to be. And he urged his successor to be just, apolitical, aggressive and impactful.

DeVillers has headed up several high-profile cases that resulted in the arrests of Republican former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and Democrat PG Sittenfeld, who’s been temporarily replaced on Cincinnati City Council.

Read his full resignation below.

Credit Resignation of U.S. Atty David DeVillers / U.S. Attorney's office
U.S. Attorney's office

In the Northern District of Ohio, Bridget Brennan is the acting U.S. Attorney, as Justin Herdman resigned last month. He said in a statement he'll return as a partner to Jones Day, and will focus on investigations and white-collar defense.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.