US attorney for Idaho resigns


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U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson | Idaho Reports

The following is a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho. For more on Olson’s resignation, click here.

BOISE – Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney for the District of Idaho, resigned effective Saturday, February 25, 2017. U.S. Attorney Olson had served in that office since June 2010. She had been an Assistant United States Attorney with the District of Idaho since 1997.

As of Feb. 26, 2017, Rafael M. Gonzalez Jr., assumed leadership of the office as acting United States attorney. Mr. Gonzalez has been the first assistant United States attorney since September 2010. He had previously served as the office’s criminal chief. He has been with the office since March 1995 and with the Department of Justice since September 1991.

“As United States attorney for the District of Idaho since 2010, Wendy Olson has been an indispensable and collaborative law enforcement partner in Idaho,” said Mr. Gonzalez. “Her efforts reflected the highest traditions of the Department of Justice and the U.S. attorney community. We thank Wendy for her tireless work on behalf of the District of Idaho and the American people over the last 20 years, and we wish her the very best as she begins the next chapter of her distinguished career.”