- Associated Press - Friday, April 24, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall has resigned six weeks after temporarily stepping away from her duties for health reasons.

Gerri Badden, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said the top federal prosecutor in Oregon resigned on Friday.

Badden declined to give Marshall’s reasons.

The 45-year-old Marshall said last month she was taking an indefinite leave of absence because of health problems.

An Obama appointee, Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in September 2011 and began her work as U.S. attorney that October.

Her office has placed special emphasis on protection of children, including prosecutions for child sex trafficking. She supervised more than 100 lawyers in Portland, Eugene and Medford.

Badden said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Billy Williams continues to be acting U.S. attorney.

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