For immediate release - Tuesday, June 20, 2006.
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Scott Brown is Named Director of the
Attorney General's Area Prosecutions Division
DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller has appointed Scott Brown to be director of the Area Prosecutions Division of
the Attorney General's Office. Brown has been an assistant attorney general and a criminal prosecutor in the Division
The Area Prosecutions Division handles several hundred criminal prosecutions each year from all over the state. Most
cases come at the request and referral of county attorneys. The Division also handles cases of alleged misconduct by Iowa
judges, and civil commitment proceedings for sexually violent predators.
Miller said Brown has handled many difficult and high-profile prosecutions over the last decade, ranging from murder
cases to sexual abuse, child abuse, and public official misconduct.
Brown received his law degree from Oklahoma City University in 1991. He served as an Assistant Municipal Counselor,
Criminal Division, for the City of Oklahoma City from 1993 to 1994. From 1993 to 1997 he served as First Assistant
County Attorney in the Des Moines County Attorney's Office in Burlington. He came to the Attorney General's Office in
"I am very pleased to appoint Scott Brown to head our strong team at the Area Prosecutions Division," Miller said. "Scott
has done a great job as a prosecutor and has shown substantial leadership abilities in that position. I am confident that he
will be an excellent leader for the Division."
Brown succeeds Thomas H. Miller (no relation to Atty. Gen. Tom Miller), who served as director of the Area Prosecutions
Division from 2002 until recently, when he was appointed Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Law.
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