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For immediate release - Thursday, October 24, 2002.

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Thomas H. Miller is Named Director of
the Attorney General's
Area Prosecutions Division

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller has appointed Thomas Henry Miller, a longtime criminal prosecutor in the Attorney General's Office, to be director of the Area Prosecutions Division of the Office.

Thomas H. Miller has served as a criminal prosecutor in the Attorney General's Area Prosecutions Division since 1986. [He is not related to Attorney General Thomas J. Miller.]

Attorney General Miller said: "Tom is one of the most experienced and most respected prosecutors in Iowa. I am elated to appoint Tom to head our strong team at the Area Prosecutions Division."

Thomas H. Miller has handled many of Iowa's most difficult and high-profile prosecutions over the last 16 years, including over 100 murder cases. He has prosecuted hundreds of other cases involving serious assault, sexual abuse, child abuse, public official misconduct, securities fraud and other white-collar crime, and theft by lawyers who embezzled from their clients.

Miller received his BA and law degrees from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office he was a private attorney in Guthrie County and served as Guthrie County Attorney from 1979-1986.

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.

Thomas H. Miller succeeds Harold "Butch" Young, who served as director of the division for many years until his retirement last January.

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