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U.S. attorney upgraded from acting to interim

POSTED: September 25, 2007 5:03 a.m.
SAVANNAH — U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has appointed Edmund A. Booth Jr. to serve as the interim United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Booth was sworn in by Chief U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. Thursday. Booth has served as the acting U. S. attorney since February. He also served as the interim United States attorney from April 2001 to November 2001.
He has been with the United States Attorney’s office for more than 36 years. He has extensive litigation experience and has held various management positions within the office, including first assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the civil section
A native of Athens, Booth began his career with the U.S. Attorney’s office on May 1971. He earned a BBA degree from the University of Georgia in 1967 and his J.D. degree from the University’s School of Law in 1970.
The nation’s 93 U.S. Attorneys are responsible for the prosecution of federal crimes such as firearms, narcotics, money laundering, pornography and fraud; the defense of civil cases brought against the United States; and the collection of debts owed to the country.
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