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Trump administration to send 6 new prosecutors to Utah

June 5, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say the U.S Attorney’s Office in Utah soon will get six new prosecutors.

The Deseret News reports U.S. Attorney John Huber says three of the new assistant U.S. attorneys will target violent crime cases, two will focus on immigration crimes and one will handle civil enforcement cases.

The Department of Justice announced Monday it is allocating 311 positions nationwide — 190 violent crime prosecutors, 86 civil attorneys and 35 immigration prosecutors.

The move is part of a Trump administration effort to fight violent crime, illegal immigration and the opioid crisis.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the new assistant U.S. attorney positions represent the largest increase in decades.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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