U.S. Attorney Ryan leaving,
interim replacement named
U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan
By Jason Bennert, Bay City News Service
February 16, 2007
United States Attorney Kevin Ryan announced yesterday that today
will be his last day on the job, and the Justice Department simultaneously
named a former South Carolina federal prosecutor as his interim
Ryan had announced last month that he was stepping down after
more than four years heading the U.S. Attorney's Office for the
Northern District of California, which encompasses 14 coastal
and Bay Area counties stretching from Big Sur to the Oregon border.
"I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as the
United States Attorney. I sincerely thank all of the staff at
the office for their hard work to make our community a safer place
to live. I also thank all of our partners in law enforcement who
have put in countless hours in investigating and prosecuting crimes
in Northern California,'' Ryan said in a statement.
Ryan's interim replacement will be Scott Schools, who currently
works for at the Justice Department headquarters in Washington,
D.C. From 1989 until 2005, with a five year break between 1992
and 1997, he worked as a federal prosecutor in the United States
Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina serving as
interim U.S. Attorney there for 10 months in 2001.
He was in private practice in Charleston, South Carolina from
1992-1997. He graduated from Duke University and the University
of Texas School of Law.
A permanent replacement for Ryan must be nominated by President
George W. Bush and approved by the Senate.
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California supervises
a staff of more than 200 people, including 115 Assistant United
States Attorneys, and manages a $25 million annual budget, according
to the district's website.
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