July 29, 2021

U.S. Attorney in Eastern Virginia announces resignation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The leader of one of the nation’s most prominent U.S. Attorney’s offices said Tuesday he is resigning after nearly three years of prosecuting terrorists, spies and political operatives.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, is joining the private sector with a post at the Vinson and Elkins law firm.

Terwilliger, 39, is the youngest U.S. Attorney in the country and has led the office since 2018, but his connections to the office go back to 1999, when he worked there as an intern. He also served for years there as a line prosecutor.

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