MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Attorney Brian Kuester in Muskogee announced Tuesday his plans to resign, becoming the the final of three federal prosecutors in the state to do so since the election of President Joe Biden.
Kuester said in a statement he will resign as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma effective Feb. 28. Western and Northern district U.S. attorneys Tim Downing in Oklahoma City and Trent Shores in Tulsa announced their resignations earlier this month.
Each of the prosecutors were appointed by former President Donald Trump, and it is considered customary for newly elected presidents to ask for the resignation of federal prosecutors appointed by their predecessor.
Kuester’s First Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Wilson will serve as the acting U.S. attorney for the district.