Home » NEWS » Law & Accounting » Hurst takes office as US Attorney for southern Mississippi

Hurst takes office as US Attorney for southern Mississippi

Mike Hurst

A new chief federal prosecutor for the southern half of Mississippi has taken office.

Mike Hurst was sworn in Tuesday in Jackson as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan.

Hurst, the unsuccessful 2015 Republican nominee for Mississippi Attorney General, was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week after his June nomination by President Donald Trump.

A Hickory native, Hurst was most recently director of the Mississippi Justice Institute, part of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in Jackson from 2006 to 2015, working in the criminal division. He previously worked for then-U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering of Mississippi.

Trump has nominated Chad Lamar as U.S. Attorney for northern Mississippi. His nomination awaits Senate consideration.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*