Posted Jan 04, 2008 07:19 pm CST
The Justice Department has named veteran prosecutor Frank Magill to take over as interim U.S. attorney in Minnesota.
He replaces the embattled Rachel Paulose, a move the Associated Press characterized as “replacing youth with experience.”
Paulose, who when she was appointed was 32 and among the youngest U.S. attorneys ever, became a lightning rod for controversy, prompting senior members of her staff to resign their posts in protest last April. Paulose is leaving to take a job with Justice in Washington, D.C.
Magill, 48, formerly the first assistant U.S. attorney, takes the helm Jan. 6. He can remain acting U.S. attorney for up to 210 days.