Thursday, March 16, 2017

Green Submits Resignation

Mark Green, a Sallisaw native and now former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma based in Muskogee, submitted his resignation effective Friday, a spokesman said.

Green served as U.S. attorney since Oct. 14, 2010, after being nominated by former President Obama on July 14, 2010. He was dismissed on March 10 by now President Donald Trump.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the following counties: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, Le Flore, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pushmataha, Seminole, Sequoyah, and Wagoner. It is based in Muskogee.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Horn will be the interim U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Oklahoma until a replacement is named, a spokesman said.

U.S. attorneys may be and usually are replaced when a change occurs in the White House.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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