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Press Release

Bethel District Attorney Announced

July 21, 2008

(Anchorage, AK) - The Department of Law is pleased to announce that Andrew Grannik has been chosen to fill the position of Bethel District Attorney.

Grannik has worked for the department since 2005. He received his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and received a B.S. in physics and chemistry of the ocean and environmental studies from Leningrad Hydro-Meteorological Institute. He replaces Lance Joanis who was recently named Kenai District Attorney.

"I am honored to have this opportunity," said Grannik, "and I look forward to being a part of and serving the Bethel community and Yukon-Kuskokwim region."

"Grannik is a dedicated public servant who handles complex cases with confidence and energy," said Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny. "He has passion for his job and will be diligent in his efforts to help provide Bethel and the surrounding communities with a safe place to live."

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