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Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, announces his resignation during a news conference in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Seconld left is his wife JoAnn Letten. Letten said his resignation is effective Dec. 11 and that he plans to stay on with the department briefly to help with the transition in leadership.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)