Hyslop to resign as U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for eastern Washington says he will resign his position effective Feb. 28.

U.S. Attorney William D. Hyslop was sworn in on July 19, 2019.

The Department of Justice has named Joseph H. Harrington, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, as the Acting U.S. Attorney following Hyslop’s resignation. Harrington previously served in this role and will do so again until a new presidentially-appointed U.S. attorney is confirmed by the United States Senate.

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Hyslop, an appointee of President Trump, previously was U.S. attorney from 1991 to 1993 in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

Hyslop has practiced law in Washington state for over 40 years and is a past president of the Washington State Bar Association.

A graduate of Washington State University, Hyslop received a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington and earned his law degree from Gonzaga University in 1980.

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In his resignation letter, Hyslop, said the job was the highest honor and most fulfilling duty of his professional career.

The Eastern District of Washington includes the twenty Washington counties east of the crest of the Cascade Range. The United States Attorney’s Office, with offices in Spokane and Yakima, is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States.

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