Minnesota U.S. Lawyer Erica MacDonald to depart from Justice Division

U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald

First Assistant US Attorney, W. Anders Folk, is expected to take on the role of Acting US Attorney.

“My top priority as a US attorney for the Minnesota District has always been the safety of the individuals, families and communities of this great state and nation,” MacDonald said in a statement Thursday. “Working as the United States attorney has been my great honor and privilege. I was and always am humble and inspired by the women and men of this office, whose commitment to the pursuit of truth and justice is unwavering. “

MacDonald has been in this role since 2018.

“Under the leadership of Ms. MacDonald, the US Attorney’s Office prioritized the prosecution of violent crimes and narcotics, public safety in the Indian country, prosecution of child exploitation and human trafficking, cybercrime investigations and law enforcement, and national security incidents. Ms. MacDonald also led effective public relations work on cases where child victims and human trafficking were a priority of her work as a US attorney, “a US attorney said.