U.S. Department of Justice
KEES: To step down.

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.