by S-Q @ 8:45 PM MDT
© 2007 Stephen Pitt
MINNEAPOLIS — Three lawyers in the U.S. Attorney's office in Minneapolis resigned their management posts, moves that gained national attention against the backdrop of claims top federal prosecutors elsewhere were fired for political reasons.
U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose confirmed Friday that John Marti, a first assistant U.S. attorney, Erika Mozangue, head of the office's civil division, and James Lackner, who heads the office's criminal division, have decided to "go back to the line to be full-time prosecutors."
She did not say why the three stepped down and indicated that she would have no further public comment. "We have work to do," her statement said.