U.S. Attorney Duane “DAK” Kees for the Western District of Arkansas announced his resignation today, effective Jan. 17. Kees will enter the private sector in the state following his resignation, according a press release.
Kees tenure as U.S. attorney included the successful prosecution of former state Sen. Jon Woods and former Ecclessia College president Oren Paris in a wide-ranging public corruption case.
Kees was a director in Walmarts Global Ethics and Compliance division before being appointed as U.S. attorney. He worked for the Asa Hutchinson Law Group before that.