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U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe to resign on Feb. 28

Lawrence Keefe
Posted at 2:44 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 14:44:07-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Lawrence Keefe will be resigning effective Sunday, a public information officer with the attorney's office confirmed to ABC 27 Friday.

Current Deputy U.S. Attorney Jason Coody will be assuming the role of Acting U.S. Attorney on March 1 until the next nominee is confirmed and appointed.

According to the Public Information Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Florida, Keefe expressed confidence in the career prosecutors and staff of the Northern District, and his commitment to remain involved in the community.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida serves 23 counties in northern Florida, including the state capital, Tallahassee. The District runs from Pensacola in the west to Gainesville in the east.