Western District of Oklahoma U.S. Attorney John Richter will resign next week to become a distinguished practitioner in residence and visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma Law School. Richter made the announcement Tuesday during an interview with The Associated Press.
Before becoming head of the office in 2005, Richter served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and worked at Main Justice in Washington. In addition, he was a member of the president’s corporate fraud task force, co-chairman of the human trafficking and smuggling center, and an ex-officio commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission. His resignation is official on Aug. 21.