Marra will be Acting U.S. Attorney
Ralph Marra, Jr., a career federal prosecutor, will become the Acting U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. By Editor | December 1st, 2008 - 4:47pm
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Ralph Marra, Jr., a career federal prosecutor who has been with the Department of Justice since 1985, will become Acting U.S. Attorney for New Jersey at midnight, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office.  U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey approved Christie's recommendation of Marra last week.  Christie will leave office at midnight and is expected to seek the Republican nomination for Governor.

Marra will serve for 210 days -- until June 29, 2009 -- unless a new U.S. Attorney is nominated and confirmed before then.

"The U.S. Attorney's Office has never been more effective in all areas of prosecution," said Marra.  "It's a record and reputation I intend to continue."

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