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Westphal is acting U.S. Attorney in Iowa’s Southern District

The current federal courthouse for the Southern District of Iowa (Courtesy: Southern District...
The current federal courthouse for the Southern District of Iowa (Courtesy: Southern District of Iowa/uscourts.gov)(KCRG)
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 10:32 PM CST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -A man with extensive experience as a federal prosecutor will be acting U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Iowa.

Richard Westphal will replace Marc Krickbaum, who resigned last week.

U.S. Justice officials announced that Westphal will serve until Nov. 16, or until the new administration of President Joe Biden selects another nominee before then.

Westphal has been an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District since June 1997. He is a native of Iowa and earned his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1990. Southern District hold courts in Davenport, Des Moines and Council Bluffs.

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