Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn C. Jordheim on Sunday became acting U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, Fargo newspaper Inforum reported today. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley resigned last Friday. Wrigley had served as the district’s head prosecutor since November 2001, when he was nominated by President George W. Bush, The Associated Press reported.
Last week, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) said he expects President Obama to nominate a U.S. Attorney for the district soon, the Fargo newspaper said. As we previously reported, the North Dakota congressional delegation has recommended several candidates to Obama including Jasper Schneider and Janice Morley.
Schneider is a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives and a lawyer at Fargo’s Schneider Law Firm. Morley is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the North Dakota office.