Steven A. Russell to be New Acting U.S. Attorney

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Career prosecutor Steven A. Russell has been named the Acting United States Attorney to take over following the retirement of Interim United States Attorney Jan W. Sharp.  Russell’s appointment will be effective on May 28, 2022. 

Russell, a 1982 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law, has been with the United States Attorney’s Office since 1985.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Russell worked in private practice and as a Deputy Hall County Attorney.  Russell is originally from Richmond, Indiana.  During his tenure with the Department of Justice, Russell has handled a wide variety of cases, both civil and criminal, and currently serves as the District of Nebraska’s First Assistant United States Attorney.  Russell will serve until a new U.S. Attorney is appointed by the President.