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Hogsett Says Office Will Remain Focused On Public Corruption

Hogsett says when he took office in 2010 the office of U.S. Attorney for Indiana’s Southern District hadn’t prosecuted a public corruption case in 20 years.

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U.S. Attorney General Joe Hogsett is leaving to take a job in the private sector.

Less than a year into his term as U.S. Attorney, Hogsett formed the Public Corruption Working Group, a joint effort of agencies that include the U.S. Attorney’s office, the FBI, the State Police, the IRS and the Indiana Attorney General’s office.  Since the creation of that group, Hogsett’s office has indicted two dozen public officials.

Hogsett says he’s confident that will continue. “All those federal and state agencies working together I think make a very powerful group to root out public corruption wherever it exists,” Hogsett says.

“We have our senior litigation counsel dedication to doing nothing but public corruption prosecutions.”

Hogsett’s temporary replacement as U.S. Attorney is Jake Minkler, who served as Hogsett’s First Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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