List of 8 dismissed U.S. prosecutors
U.S. attorneys whose resignations have been sought by the Justice Department in recent months:
--Carol Lam, the U.S. attorney in San Diego, who successfully prosecuted former Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, now in federal prison. Her last day in office was Feb. 15.
--Bud Cummins, the U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Ark., resigned Dec. 20 and was replaced by former Karl Rove assistant Timothy Griffin.
--Paul Charlton, the U.S. attorney in Arizona, announced Dec. 19 that he was resigning at the end of January.
--John McKay, the U.S. attorney in Seattle, said he was ordered by the Justice Department on Dec. 7 to resign.
--Kevin Ryan, the U.S. attorney in San Francisco, announced his resignation Jan. 16. Ryan was overseeing investigations into steroids use by major league baseball players and the backdating of stock options by Apple Inc., and other firms.
--Daniel Bogden, the U.S. attorney for Nevada, announced Jan. 18 he will resign effective Feb. 28.
--David Iglesias, the U.S. attorney for New Mexico. An assistant announced Iglesias' resignation Dec. 19.
--Margaret Chiara, the U.S. attorney in Grand Rapids, Mich., announced Feb. 23 she will resign on March 16.