Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith today, announced his departure from the Department of Justice, effective in September. Smith has been the Acing U.S. Attorney since David Rivera resigned in March of this year.
Smith has been a prosecutor with the Department of Justice for 16 years, having served as the head of the Public Integrity Section in D.C. for 5 years, prior to coming to Nashville in 2015 to serve as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Though not looking to leave the department of Justice, Smith said he had been offered an incredible opportunity and after much consideration, he had decided to leave the DOJ.
“This was one of the most difficult professional decisions that I have ever been faced with,” said Smith. “I truly love representing the American people and seeking justice on their behalf. I will profoundly miss the close relationships I have developed with the exceptional public servants in our office, as well as the consummate professionals of our law enforcement community. While I am leaving the Department of Justice, I remain committed to our serving our community here in Nashville in other ways in the coming years.”
Smith will remain in the office until early September.
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