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KU graduate named as interim United States attorney in Kansas

May 7, 2009

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Kansas University graduate Lanny Welch, 47, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to lead the office until President Barack Obama appoints a permanent replacement.

Kansas University graduate Lanny Welch, 47, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to lead the office until President Barack Obama appoints a permanent replacement.

A Kansas University graduate has been appointed as the interim United States attorney in Kansas.

Lanny Welch, 47, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to lead the office until President Barack Obama appoints a permanent replacement.

Welch, who has worked for the U.S. attorney’s office since 1989, replaces acting U.S. attorney Marietta Parker, whose term ended. Parker will resume her duties as first assistant U.S. attorney.

The position has been vacant since October, when former U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren resigned to become a federal district judge in Kansas. The U.S. Senate will have to confirm Obama’s new appointment for the seat.

Welch graduated from KU in 1984 and Washburn University law school in Topeka in 1987.

The federal prosecutor has served as criminal chief and deputy branch manager of the U.S. Attorney’s Wichita office.

Before joining the U.S. attorney’s office, he was an assistant county attorney in Barton County.

Welch will be responsible for operating three U.S. attorney’s offices in the state, located in Topeka, Kansas City and Wichita. He’ll oversee a staff of about 100 in the three offices.

Comments

Alexander Neighbors 5 years, 5 months ago

This story should read: Marietta Parker stepping down due to complications in the yellow house case which has been going on for almost 5 years.......and still no trial has taken place.

-Yes, federal charges were dropped against the neighbors 2 years ago for lack of any factual evidence that is required when you try to charge someone in federal court. You cant just run around claiming people are guilty and that you have busted the largest fencing operation in lawrence in an attempt to shut a business down then assume after 4 years your going to magically make evidence appear that proves someone is guilty. http://mobile.ljworld.com/videos/2007/may/08/13549/

I wonder why the powers to be would appoint Marietta Parker then a few months later appoint someone else just to have the president appoint a new person in a few months.

you have to have done something really bad or illegal to get booted out of the U.S. Attorney's position...o..o wait here might be a tall tail of the reasons.....

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