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Jun 12, 2013 5:26 PM by AP(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Cazayoux resigning as Middle District US attorney

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Don Cazayoux is leaving his job in the Baton Rouge-based Middle District of Louisiana to join a private law practice.

The 49-year-old former congressman announced Wednesday that his resignation will take effect July 1. He has been U.S. attorney in the nine-parish district for three years, since June 2010, after being nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Cazayoux's office had several public corruption convictions, including the mayors of St. Gabriel, Port Allen, White Castle and New Roads.

A Democrat from New Roads, Cazayoux served in the state House of Representatives before winning Baton Rouge's congressional seat in a 2008 special election. He lost a re-election bid to Republican Bill Cassidy later that year.

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