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Federal prosecutor Marietta Parker to become acting U.S. attorney as Eric Melgren accepts judicial post

October 8, 2008

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New US attorney takes office today

Eric Melgren has resigned as United States attorney for Kansas. Beginning tomorrow, Melgren will become the newest federal judge in Wichita. Enlarge video

U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren

U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren

A seasoned federal prosecutor will become acting U.S. attorney of Kansas today after the current office holder, Eric Melgren, takes the oath to become the state's newest federal district judge.

Marietta Parker, who has been a federal prosecutor in Kansas and western Missouri for a combined 18 years, will oversee about 100 workers, including 45 attorneys, in the three U.S. Attorney's Offices in Kansas. Parker, who is based in Kansas City, twice served as interim U.S. attorney in the Western Missouri district.

Parker is prosecuting three federal cases against Guy and Carrie Neighbors, owners of the Yellow House Store, 1904 Mass. For nearly three years they have maintained their innocence and accused prosecutors and law enforcement of corruption.

Melgren is resigning after 6 1/2 years as U.S. attorney, spokesman Jim Cross said. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 26 to be sworn in as a district judge in Wichita. He is replacing U.S. District Judge Monti Belot, who is taking senior status.

Melgren was nominated for the post in July. His confirmation was led by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., Melgren's close friend and one-time employer.

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gl0ckUser 5 years, 10 months ago

I would be willing to bet now that he is a judge, Parker will ask for a change of venue to Wichita so guy and carrie neighbors can now be in a federal court where the fact there is no evidence that shows they committed these crimes doesn't matter.... This is interesting stay tuned.

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mariettaiscryingagain 5 years, 10 months ago

good riddance............. bye bye bye eric..............whew, what a relief cause mariettagirl is weak...............we all have less to worry about.....can't wait for trutv trial coverage...........I aint yellowhouse so don't even go there OR ELSE>>>>>>>

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mariettaiscryingagain 5 years, 10 months ago

I just noticed on the other blog where "defender" is calling those burglars "pieces of crap" etc.. I wonder if Jonathon will boot my comment if I call Marietta a "piece of crap".......If you boot it expect a phone call ASAP

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gl0ckUser 5 years, 10 months ago

check this out !GO to google.com and search for THIS[ Marietta Parker lawrence kansas the neighbors ]over 13,000 items that show corruption.here I will save you time click the link http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=Marietta+Parker+lawrence+kansas+the+neighbors&btnG=SearchThis is the crap Marietta Parker is trying to do to them....WOW. Has nobody looked at her past !?!??

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dweezil222 5 years, 10 months ago

It'll probably cause further delay. It probably also means that if there was in fact any kind of prosecutorial misconduct, we'll never know about it.

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dweezil222 5 years, 10 months ago

I was under the impression that he had decided to handle the YH case himself.

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mariettaiscryingagain 5 years, 10 months ago

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mariettaiscryingagain 5 years, 10 months ago

and if Marietta accessed Guy's blog then that is the SAME crime that that guy is indicted for accessing Palin's account, and she should be indicted too.................can't wait for the repercussions of all of this to happen......gonna be like the Nazi trials.........

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dweezil222 5 years, 10 months ago

That got deleted? Seriously? With all the stuff that's been said in the Mangino-chant thread remaining intact? Good god, are you all arbitrary.

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dweezil222 5 years, 10 months ago

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Alexander Neighbors 5 years, 10 months ago

Parkers is acting District attorney................... could this be the reason she had the yellow house owners hauled off to federal prison on a state charge. Looks like she needed to get them quite and out of the way so she could start the new position with out the 4-year corrupt yellow house investigation hanging over her head. Now that parker is the head boss over over more than 100 attorneys do you think the yellow house owners will get a fair trial?

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