U.S. Attorney Hogsett To Resign
By Mike Perleberg
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The U.S. Attorney for southern Indiana is stepping down in a matter of weeks.
Joe Hogsett has been the U.S. attorney for the region since 2010. On Monday, he announced his resignation effective July 31, 2014.
In a letter submitted to Attorney General Eric Holder, Hogsett thanked his staff and reflected on his time as U.S. Attorney.
“It has been an honor to serve in this office for the last four years because I have had the privilege to do so alongside a talented group of Assistant United States Attorneys. I owe them and our tireless support staff a debt of gratitude for the dedication and resilience that has been displayed every day of my tenure,” Hogsett said.
Hogsett said during his time prosecuting federal crimes in Indianapolis and southern Indiana, the office has set records for the number of defendants charged and convicted. Also, he said, the office has kept spending down.
“But numbers alone are not sufficient to describe the office’s accomplishments,” said Hogsett. “Rather, the full story is told through the thousands of victims who found some sense of justice over the last four years – children who had faced horrific exploitation, grandmothers who had watched their retirement funds disappear, neighborhoods that used to live in fear of violent gangs that operated with no regard for the rule of law.”
Hogsett, 57, has been rumored as a possible candidate for mayor of Indianapolis, which will be elected in 2015. He has previous runs for political office as a Democrat – for U.S. Senate in 1992, U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, and Indiana Attorney General in 2004 – but all were unsuccessful.