Suffolk County, Mass., District Attorney Daniel Conley to resign Sept. 26

Sept. 13, 2018: Suffolk County, Mass., District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, that he plans to resign on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, to take a job at a prominent Boston law firm. During an afternoon press conference packed with his top staffers and three other state District Attorneys, Conley said he’s resigning from the job that he’s held for sixteen years and taking a position at the powerhouse firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovesky and Popeo. The high-profile Prosecutor and former Boston City Councilman said that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to appoint an interim successor to take office for the last few months of his term, before the new District Attorney is sworn into office in January, 2019. A Spokesman for Baker gave no indication whom he may tap for the interim job when reached on Wednesday for comment, releasing a statement that said Baker “congratulates District Attorney Conley on his distinguished career in public service and will make an appointment in the near future to ensure continuity in the office for the remainder of the term.” Conley’s announcement occurred one week after Rachael Rollins, a former federal Prosecutor, secured the Democratic Party nomination for DA, topping a crowded field including Greg Henning, a current Suffolk Prosecutor who had Conley’s endorsement. Rollins faces Independent Mike Maloney in the November, 2018, general election.

Attribution: The Boston Globe

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