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Acting US Attorney appointed following resignation of Walt Green

Corey R. Amundson (Source: U.S. Department of Justice) Corey R. Amundson (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)
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An Acting U.S. Attorney has been appointed following the resignation of Walt Green, who served as U.S. Attorney since 2014.

Corey R. Amundson has been appointed as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.

"I am deeply honored and humbled to lead an office of outstanding career professionals through this period of transition. Our office has a long history of commitment and dedication to the cause of justice that will be steadfastly maintained and honored on my watch. Crime has not stopped and neither will we. Our aggressive pursuit of criminals and our efforts to resolve pending matters will continue without pause. I look forward to continuing to work with our excellent federal, state, and local law enforcement partners and the communities we serve," said Amundson.

Amundson has been a federal prosecutor in the middle district for the past 15 years. Previously, he served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney (2014-2017), Chief of the Criminal Division (2013-2017), Senior Deputy Criminal Chief (2010-2013), Deputy Criminal Chief in charge of the white collar crime section and the violent crimes and narcotics section (2007-2010), and line prosecutor in the white collar crime section and violent crimes and narcotics section (2002-2007). Amundson has prosecuted more than 100 individuals and corporations, handling many significant and complex trials involving a wide variety of areas of federal criminal law.

He also often serves as an instructor for federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents at the U.S. Department of Justice's National Advocacy Training Center and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at LSU's Law Center, teaching a class called Corporate and White Collar Crime.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Amundson practice law in Washington, D.C. He also served as a judicial law clerk in Indianapolis. Amundson received his J.D. from Emory University and his B.A. from Indiana University.

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