US Attorney In WVa Stepping Down

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wheeling, W.Va. (AP) -- After three years as U.S. Attorney for the northern district of West Virginia, Sharon Potter is leaving government service.

Potter was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush after serving as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the district since 1992.

Potter says highlights from her tenure include operation pill broker, which took aim at illegal trafficking of prescription medication, and operations directed against child pornographers.

A farewell gathering in her honor will be held at the federal building in Wheeling on Sept. 25.

Potter says she'll start work with law firm Spilman, Thomas & Battle, one of the region's largest law firms, on Oct. 6.

An acting U.S. Attorney will be named until a replacement is appointed.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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