- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A federal prosecutor has been selected to serve as magistrate judge in Yakima’s U.S. District Court to fill the vacancy of a retiring judge.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1GSb5Mr ) that assistant U.S. attorney, Mary Dimke, was recently appointed to replace Magistrate Judge James Hutton, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Dimke will begin her eight-year term on the magistrate’s bench Jan. 14.

Dimke, a native of Asotin County, handled cases involving trafficking in counterfeit goods, tax evasion and child pornography as a federal prosecutor.

When she begins her new role as federal magistrate judge, she will preside over initial appearances and preliminary hearings in criminal cases.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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