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U.S. Attorney Minkler leaving after serving for over 26 years as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Indiana

Indianapolis – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler has announced his resignation as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana effective, November 21st, 2020. Starting November 23rd, 2020, Josh plans on joining a private law firm in the Indianapolis area.

“Josh Minkler is a devoted public servant who has served the country and the citizens of the Southern District of Indiana with distinction,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “I thank him for his service, leadership and integrity and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

“Josh Minkler has earned praise from people of all political persuasions who are working to keep our cities and our state safe,” said Indiana Senator Todd Young. “I congratulate Josh on his outstanding career in public service, and I wish him the best.”

“Josh Minkler has served Indiana well for more than two decades — first as an Assistant United States Attorney, then as my First Assistant and, most recently, as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “He is a man of integrity and ethics, proving time and time again that his commitment to our community was paramount in his decision-making and leadership. I want to thank him for his service and wish him well in this next chapter of his career.”

U.S. Attorney Minkler was appointed by President Trump as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. Minkler was sworn in as the current United States Attorney on October 10, 2017.

Prior to the Presidential appointment, Minkler was appointed by former Attorney General Holder to serve as United States Attorney in February of 2015. Later, in June of 2015, Minkler was unanimously appointed to serve as United States Attorney by the District Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Prior to his first appointment as United States Attorney, Minkler served as First Assistant United States Attorney for former United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett. Minkler also served as Drug and Violent Crimes Unit Chief, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division since 1994.

Before joining the office, he was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Kent County, Michigan. A native of Muncie, Indiana, Minkler graduated Wabash College in 1985 and Indiana University Mauer School of Law in 1988.

Effective November 22nd, 2020, First Assistant United States Attorney John Childress will succeed Minkler as Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

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