District Attorney for the 5th District Janetta Hicks and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced, Wednesday, that Assistant District Attorney Donald F. Moore Jr., has been appointed to serve as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Hicks said that the negotiations started in April. The Memorandum of Understanding between the two was signed on Sept. 3. The MOU will allow the offices to share funding and resources.
Moore, who worked as ADA in Hobbs before he came to Roswell, had to undergo an extensive background check to get approval. He will split his time between the federal and district prosecutors.
“We get half and the state gets half,” said Gonzales.
The situation was described as a win-win situation for both state and federal governments, with Moore assisting in cases from all across southeast New Mexico. Among his first assignments will be the prosecution of the most recent Roswell Login to read more