U.S. Attorney Matt Martin to Resign Effective Feb. 28
GREENSBORO, N.C (STL.News) United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin today announced that he has resigned his position as head of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of North Carolina, effective February 28, 2021.
“The last three years have witnessed incredible accomplishments by the team at the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said U.S. Attorney Martin. “We have reduced violent crime through Project Safe Neighborhoods and focused prosecutions, protected taxpayers through pursuing COVID-19 relief fraud, healthcare fraud, and grant fraud, and strengthened our local law enforcement relationships to better serve our citizens and protect their rights. Now that the new president has asked for my resignation, I will return to private law practice. I thank the Assistant U.S. Attorneys and our staff, as well as every federal, state, and local law enforcement agency serving central North Carolina. We have worked well together. Though I am leaving this role, I look forward to serving our state and nation alongside you in the future.”
A few highlights of the U.S. Attorney’s Office during Martin’s tenure include:
Joining the effort in combatting gang violence in Durham, including the prosecution of the persons alleged responsible for the murder of Z’yon Person (20CR463) and Hong Zheng (19CR529) and persons involved in the two recent shoot-outs in front of the Durham County courthouse.