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US attorney in Nevada to join wave of Trump-era departures

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Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 10, 2021

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. attorney in Nevada says he will resign Feb. 28, as prosecutors appointed by Republican former President Donald Trump leave to make way for appointments by Democratic President Joe Biden.

Nicholas Trutanich on Tuesday called serving as the top federal prosecutor in Las Vegas and Reno the honor of his lifetime.

Trutanich is a former top aide to then-Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt, and previously served as a federal prosecutor in California.

Nevada Democratic U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are expected to help recommend a nominee to Biden.