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US Attorney for Alaska Karen Loeffler submits resignation

By KTVA / AP 2:35 PM March 13, 2017

Last updated at 2:41 p.m. on Monday, March 13

The U.S. attorney for Alaska has submitted her resignation.

President Donald Trump on Friday requested the resignation of Karen Loeffler and 45 other U.S. attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama.

Loeffler submitted her resignation letter Monday.

Loeffler worked for the U.S. Department of Justice for 29 years, including the last eight as U.S. attorney for Alaska. She says she first came to the department in January 1988 at the request of former U.S. Attorney Michael Spaan to assist in the prosecution of corruption in North Slope Borough contracting.

She says in her announcement it’s been “the career of a lifetime” to represent her country in court and work with Alaskans to enhance justice and public safety.

“It has been the greatest honor and privilege to work for the United States Department of Justice for the past 29 plus years and to serve as United States Attorney for the District of Alaska for these last eight years,” Loeffler wrote in a statement Monday. “I have learned much and been privileged to work with tremendous people over the years, in federal, state and local law enforcement, in government agencies, with our Alaska Native leaders and with many members of the public.”

According to the agency’s website, Bryan Schroder is the acting U.S. attorney for Alaska in the interim.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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