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Robert K. Hur stepping down as U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 12:55:50-05

BALTIMORE — A new United States Attorney will soon be taking over the District of Maryland.

Current U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announced Wednesday that he would be resigning from his post as the state's chief federal law enforcement officer, effective February 15.

Taking his place in an acting capacity will be Jonathan F. Lenzner, one of Hur's top deputies.

The reshaping of U.S. Attorney's Offices throughout the nation is not uncommon when new administrations move into the White House.

Hur was appointed to his role by former President Donald Trump in April 2018.

During his time in office, Hur oversaw the indictments and convictions of several high profile public officials including former Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh, former Baltimore City Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, and former Maryland Delegates Cheryl Glenn and Tawanna Gaines.

Hur also played a large role in a federal investigation that landed numerous members of the disgraced Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force in prison.

Upon his departure, Hur says he intends to return to private law practice.

President Joe Biden has not indicated who he intends to nominate to replace Hur.