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R.I. U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente Stepping Down

Robert Clark Corrente
Robert Clark Corrente

By Allan Lengel

U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente of Rhode Island, whose office landed some high profile convictions of state lawmakers during his tenure, is resigning, effective June 26.

According to a press release issued by his office Monday, Corrente will join a private law firm on July 1. He was appointed U.S. Attorney by President Bush in 2004.

“It has been a great privilege to have served the country, the Department of Justice, and especially the people of Rhode Island,” he wrote in a resignation letter to President Obama and Atty. Gen. Eric Holder.

During his tenure, his office convicted state lawmakers John Celona and Gerard Martineau. The office also convicted Roger Williams Medical Center CEO Robert Urciuoli and executives from the former Lincoln Park slot parlor, according to the press release.

The state’s U.S. Senators have recommended that assistant U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha replace Corrente.

R.I. U.S Atty. Robert Clark Corrente Has One Foot Out the Door

Robert Clark Corrente

Robert Clark Corrente

As the Obama regime settles in, many Bush-appointed U.S. attorneys like Robert Clark Corrente already have one foot out the door. How many U.S. Attorneys get to stay on is unclear. Some are simply waiting for the right outside job opportunity.

Associated Press Writer
PROVIDENCE, R.I.U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente is keeping one eye on his ongoing investigation into government corruption-and the other on his own job prospects.
Corrente, who was appointed by George W. Bush in 2004, is preparing to be replaced as Rhode Island’s top federal prosecutor now that Democrat Barack Obama is in the White House. He says he’s unsure how much longer he’ll stay on but calls his departure looming.
“I’m poking around now, thinking what I’m going to do next,” the 52-year-old told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “I haven’t settled on that just yet.”
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