Performing U.S. Legal professional named for North Georgia after abrupt resignation of Trump appointee

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Christine previously worked in the Augusta public prosecutor’s office for a decade. In 2005, he was appointed a judge on Columbia County Magistrate Court, a position he held until November 2017, according to information on the U.S. attorney’s website. Christine was Chief Magistrate from 2009 to 2012 and also worked in private practice.

Messages left in the U.S. attorney’s offices in Atlanta and Augusta on Tuesday morning were not immediately returned.

Byung J. “BJay” Pak resigned Monday.

Photo credit: Curtis Compton

Photo credit: Curtis Compton

Christine holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham. A veteran of the Iraq War, he began serving as an Army reservist at the age of 17. Christine’s current rank is Brigadier General.

Federal Election Commission records show Christine contributed to Trump’s re-election bid. In September, Christine donated $ 2,800 each to the Trump Campaign and Trump Victory twice, carried out jointly by the Trump Campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Pak gave no reason for his sudden resignation. But he said he was grateful for the opportunity to serve in that position.

“It has been the greatest honor in my professional career to serve my fellow citizens as the US attorney for the Northern District of Georgia,” Pak said in a statement emailed late Monday. “I have done my best to be thoughtful, consistent, and deliver justice to my fellow citizens in a fair, effective, and efficient manner. I am grateful to President Trump and the United States Senate for the opportunity to serve, and to former Attorney General (Jeff) Sessions and (William) Barr for leading the department. “

– Data Specialist Jennifer Peebles contributed to this article.