MILWAUKEE — The Eastern District of Wisconsin's top federal attorney, Matthew D. Krueger, announced Thursday he is resigning to join private practice. Richard G. Frohling will move into the role as acting U.S. Attorney.
Krueger's last day will be Feb. 20, his Office announced.
“Serving as United States Attorney has been the greatest privilege of my professional life,” said Krueger in a statement. “In the past three years, we faced unprecedented challenges, including the longest government shutdown in history, a global pandemic, and turbulent civil unrest. The dedicated professionals in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, together with our selfless federal, tribal, state, and law enforcement partners, met each challenge with grit, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to justice. I could not be more grateful or proud to have worked alongside such talented
and committed public servants.”
The Eastern District is in charge of conducting all criminal and civil litigation involving the U.S. government in the district. It comprises 28 counties with about 3.3 million people, with offices in Milwaukee and Green Bay.
Read the District's full statement on Krueger's resignation below.