U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has tapped Minnesota's U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones for a powerful position within the Department of Justice. Jones will chair the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys, heading up a group of about 18 U.S. attorneys that will meet regularly to advise Holder on issues facing federal prosecutors.
In a statement, Holder called Jones "a dynamic leader who will bring a wealth of expertise to the committee."
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jones for U.S. Attorney about two weeks ago. It's his second time in that position having served in that capacity during the Clinton administration from 1998-2001.
Jones replaces interim U.S. Attorney Frank Magill, who's held that position since Rachel Paulose resigned amid controversy and office turmoil in November of 2007.