U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray Announces Departure
CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) Andrew Murray, United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina (WDNC), announced today that he will be stepping down as U.S. Attorney, effective midnight on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Upon Mr. Murray’s departure, First Assistant United States Attorney William (Bill) Stetzer will serve as Acting U.S. Attorney.
“It has been a privilege to serve the people of the Western District and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such an extraordinary group of consummate, dedicated and experienced public servants. I am proud of our accomplishments and our collective hard work to protect communities across the district and to seek justice.”
U.S. Attorney Murray was appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2017. Under U.S. Attorney Murray’s leadership, the Office has prosecuted cases involving gangs, violent crime, firearms, domestic and international drug trafficking, immigration, human trafficking, child exploitation, investment fraud, elder fraud, COVID-19 fraud, securities and banking fraud, tax fraud, healthcare fraud and cybercrime. The office has also successfully litigated numerous affirmative civil enforcement actions and has reached significant civil settlements involving False Claims Act and antitrust violations.