Mississippi U.S. Attorney Departing For Iraq Service
By Andrew Ramonas | October 15, 2009 5:31 pm

The acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi will trade his suit and tie for military fatigues next week, The Associated Press reported today.

Stan Harris will be deployed Thursday to Iraq with the 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard, according to The AP. About 3,000 members of the brigade have been in Iraq since June and are slated to come back to Mississippi in April, the news wire said.

Harris will step down from his post Wednesday after almost nine months as the top federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Mississippi, according to The AP. Harris succeeded Dunn Lampton, who was appointed in 2001 by President Bush.  President Obama has yet to nominate a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

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