U.S. Attorney Ryan: Departure Was “Mutually Agreeable”

Luke MacAulay, spokesman for departing US Attorney Kevin Ryan, who oversees all federal prosecutions in the Bay Area, said Tuesday afternoon that Ryan’s choice to abruptly leave office was a “mutually agreeable” decision with the Bush administration. When asked whether Ryan’s departure came as a surprise for other federal prosecutors in the Bay Area, MacAulay said: “I don’t know. No comment on that.” He had the same response when asked whether Ryan had told anyone else about his decision to no longer come to work, and to e-mail his resignation. (See earlier post for more info on Ryan and US attorneys being ousted by the Bush administration)

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