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Minnesota’s New US Attorney Plans New Initiatives

Minnesota’s new chief federal prosecutor says he’s launching initiatives to combat human trafficking, heroin, fraud, violent crime and identity theft. It’s an ambitious agenda for U.S. Attorney Andy Luger, who was sworn in Feb. 14. He filled a post last held by B. Todd Jones, who juggled dual roles for two years as both U.S. attorney in Minneapolis and acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington until the Senate finally confirmed him as director last July.

04/02/2014

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Luger Confirmed As Minnesota’s Next US Attorney

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former federal prosecutor Andy Luger as the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota. Luger, an experienced litigator who is now in private practice, said he expects to join the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the next couple of days.

02/12/2014

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Despite Gun Debate, ATF Still Boxed In By Politics

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.

10/06/2013

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Purdon: New ATF Director A ‘Big Plus’ For Dakotas

The U.S. attorney from North Dakota says the new director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should help the state partly because of his familiarity with the area.

08/01/2013

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Senators Push Luger For Top Minn. Prosecutor Slot

Minnesota’s two senators say they want litigator Andrew Luger to be the next U.S. attorney for the state if the current chief prosecutor is confirmed by the Senate for a different post. Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken recommended Tuesday that President Barack Obama name Luger the lead federal prosecutor.

07/23/2013

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Obama’s ATF Nomination Sent To Full Senate

President Barack Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been sent to the full Senate. Obama picked Jones to lead the ATF following the mass shooting in December at a Connecticut elementary school where 20 children and six adults were killed.

07/11/2013

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Obama’s ATF Nominee Gets Senate Hearing

President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the agency charged with enforcing national gun laws said Tuesday the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was “in distress” when he it took over on an interim basis in 2011.

06/11/2013

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Letter To Senate Judiciary Critical Of ATF Nominee

A former head of the Minneapolis FBI office sent federal lawmakers a letter Thursday sharply criticizing President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

02/01/2013

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Obama Nominates MN’s US Attorney B. Todd Jones For ATF Director

Sources tell WCCO Radio that President Barack Obama will nominate Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones for ATF Director.

01/16/2013

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2 Men Sentenced For Multi-State Bank Fraud

Two men were sentenced Monday in Minneapolis federal court for their involvement in a $50 million bank fraud scandal.

08/13/2012

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Minn. US Attorney Jones Named Acting ATF Director

Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones has been named acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

08/30/2011

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Feds Help Crime Victims Restore Lives

It’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and this year’s observance recognizes that victims of crime often face the task of reshaping their lives, while authorities pursue offenders.

04/13/2011