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Local U.S. Attorney Resigns

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NewsWest 9

A nearly decade long tenure has come to an end for a U.S. Attorney in West Texas.

Johnny Sutton says his last day on the job will be on April 19th.

Sutton's been the top federal prosecutor for 68 counties in central and West Texas since 2001.

He became a lightening rod for conservatives when he prosecuted two border patrol agents in the cover-up of the shooting of an unarmed drug smuggler near El Paso.

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