Acting U.S. Attorney Greg Brooker is now interim U.S. attorney, effective Jan. 5. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the appointment on Jan. 3, adding more uncertainty about when a permanent U.S. attorney will be named. Brooker ran up against a 300-day deadline for occupying the post once held by Andrew Luger, who resigned in March 2017. The interim appointments span 120 days. Beyond that point, if there is still no presidentially appointed U.S. attorney in place, the district’s federal judges must approve an extension of the interim roles.
John Marti, now at Dorsey, a former federal prosecutor who once also led the district’s office on an acting basis, reportedly has advanced through multiple interviews with senior officials from the White House and Justice Department for the job.