- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Attorney General Loretta Lynch has appointed Billy J. Williams to be Oregon’s top federal prosecutor on an interim basis.

Williams has been the acting U.S. Attorney for Oregon since May, when Amanda Marshall resigned after three years on the job.

According to federal law, Williams could only hold the temporary position for 210 days. After that, Lynch had to name an interim U.S. attorney.

Williams has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office since October 2000. Before that, he was a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County.

He received his law degree from Willamette University in 1989.

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