U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley will step down as North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor on September 11, Fargo’s WDAY-TV reported today.
The Bush appointee has served as the North Dakota U.S. Attorney since 2oo1. He will become the vice president of the Fargo-based Noridian Administrative Services, which helps businesses with information management and customer service.
Wrigley told WDAY-TV he hopes the death penalty appeals case of Alfonoso Rodriguez will be decided before he leaves office. Rodriguez was convicted in 2006 for the murder and abduction of Dru Sjodin. Read the Minneapolis Star-Tribune article on Rodriguez here.
President Obama has yet to nominate a U.S. Attorney to replace Wrigley. The North Dakota congressional delegation has recommended several U.S. Attorney candidates to the president including Jasper Schneider and Janice Morley, according to WDAY-TV.
Schneider is a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives and a lawyer at Fargo’s Schneider Law Firm, where he handles cases on workforce safety, employment law and civil litigation. Read his full profile here.
Morley is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the North Dakota office.