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Justice Department Names Acting Associate Attorney General

Scuttlebutt | September 5, 2014

The Department of Justice has appointed Stuart Delery to serve as acting associate attorney general, as the agency’s third-ranking post awaits a formal nomination by President Barack Obama.

Delery, who has served as head of the Justice Department's Civil Division since March 2012, will succeed Tony West, who announced this week that he would be departing the agency, effective Sept. 15. Under West’s leadership, the Justice Department achieved significant results in several areas of enforcement, extracting more than $30 billion in settlements from numerous Wall Street banks resulting from mortgage practices leading up to the financial crisis.

Last month, the Department of Justice reached an historic settlement with Bank of America totaling $16.65 billion in...

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