Smith to retire after 6 years as US attorney in Harrisburg

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The chief federal prosecutor in the central region of Pennsylvania is retiring after more than six years on the job.

U.S. Attorney Peter Smith announced Monday his retirement will take effect on Oct. 1.

Smith was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010.

The 75-year-old resident of Camp Hill leads the Justice Department’s operations in the Middle District of Pennsylvania , which covers 33 counties and has offices in Williamsport, Scranton and Harrisburg, the headquarters.

Smith’s many years in government service includes being inspector general under then-Gov. Bob Casey, a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia and work in the auditor general’s office and treasurer’s office when they were headed by Casey’s son, now U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr.

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