U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Texas to Resign

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The acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Prerak Shah, has announced that he will resign from his post on Oct. 1.

Shah has been the acting U.S. attorney since January 2021, taking over for Erin Nealy Cox, who announced her departure from the Justice Department in Dec. 2020.

Shah is departing his post to pursue work at a private practice in Texas. With just nine months under his belt as the acting U.S. attorney, Shah and his team accomplished much while in the role. Shah managed a team of roughly 250 individuals.

Some of the cases prosecuted by Shah and his team include the case of Rule Hamilton, who was arrested for bribing two Dallas City Council members, convicting a doctor accused of running a multi-million dollar street operation involving narcotics, and ending the fraudulent activity of a Dallas Trade school owner who stole millions from Veterans Affair.

Shah and his team also prosecuted many individuals involved in cryptocurrency fraud. This Serbian national defrauded investors out of $70 million. Shah also prosecuted the founder of AriseCoin for securities fraud.

While announcing his resignation, Shah shared his appreciation for working with some of the best in the nation.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the 8 million people of North Texas as Acting United States Attorney,” Mr. Shah shared in a statement to the public.

“I was privileged to work with not only the best federal prosecutors in the nation, but to work side-by-side with peerless federal, state, and local law enforcement partners,” Shah said. “I am proud to have played a part in this office’s proud legacy of pursuing justice and liberty for all.”

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