What happens to former U.S. attorneys?
The federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of North Carolina have gone onto wildly different careers after leaving office. Below, a quick roundup:
George Anderson: (1977-1980) Now a Raleigh attorney with his own practice.
Sam Currin: (1981-1987) Nominated for a federal judgeship but never confirmed. Led N.C. Republican Party from 1996 to 1999. Now serving time at a federal prison in Massachusetts for money laundering and obstruction of justice.
Janice McKenzie Cole: (1994-2001) Ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2002. Now runs an immigration law firm in Hertford.
Frank Whitney: (2002-2005) Now a federal judge in the Western District based in Charlotte, a lifetime appointment.