/ Modified feb 17, 2021 9:53 a.m.

AZ Federal Prosecutor resigning

Arizona's chief federal law enforcement officer to resign with new administration in Washington, D.C.

Michael Bailey US Attorney for Arizona Michael Bailey
Courtesy Dept. of Justice

U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey announced his resignation as the chief federal law enforcement officer in Arizona, effective Feb. 28.

Bailey is stepping down along with other top prosecutors across the country who were appointed by former President Donald Trump.

The U.S. Department of Justice asked dozens of attorneys appointed by Trump to resign as part of a routine transition between administrations.

Bailey said he was proud of his work in fighting crime and drug trade and preventing fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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