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Insider nominated as U.S. attorney in Kansas City

Federal prosecutors in Kansas City for the first time in their office's recent turbulent history could see one of their own at the helm. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his nomination of Beth Phillips, an assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas City, to serve as the permanent U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Phillips has spent a total of roughly five years as a prosecutor in Kansas City and worked in private civil practice for seven years.

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Hanaway confirms exit to Ashcroft law firm

Eastern District U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway confirmed Friday that she is joining a firm headed by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. Hanaway is slated to leave the U.S. Attorney position Monday for a law firm to be known here as Ashcroft Hanaway. Missouri Lawyers Weekly reported in February that Hanaway planned to work with Ashcroft when she left office, but Hanaway declined to comment at that time, saying she first had to formally give her resignation to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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