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Greg White to become federal judge


CLEVELAND — A U.S. attorney in charge of prosecuting federal cases in northern Ohio is leaving to become a federal magistrate judge, his office said Tuesday.

Greg White

Greg White, who was appointed by President Bush in 2003 to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, was asked to replace outgoing U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Hemann, White’s office said. No further details were released.

White previously served as Lorain County prosecutor for 22 years.

Hemann, 65, announced her retirement in February after 14 years on the bench. Hemann’s last day is Jan. 31.

Federal magistrate judges, appointed by district judges, serve renewable 8-year terms. 

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