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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 since 1997.

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 1997.

"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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