Erin Nealy Cox has announced her resignation, stepping down as a high ranked federal law enforcement official according to an article by the Dallas Morning News from December 17th 2020. In it they say:
“Nealy Cox, a cybersecurity expert and former federal prosecutor in Dallas, was sworn in to office in November 2017 after being nominated by President Donald Trump. As U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, she was responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in an area that covers about 8 million people in 100 counties in northern and western Texas.
Her office, which has about 120 attorneys across five regional locations, also handles civil litigation involving the government. Her last day in office will be Jan. 8, after which First Assistant U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah will become the acting U.S. attorney.”
She is known for her work on many cases and issues, one of which stands apart from the rest, her work to combat sex trafficking according to a Dallas Morning News article from December 20th 2020. In it they say:
“Readers of this newspaper will know the name Erin Nealy Cox as well as the powerful prosecutorial work of the woman who, on Nov. 17, 2017, was sworn in as the 35th United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Indeed, this newspaper has reported extensively on Nealy Cox’s pioneering efforts to combat the heinous crime of sex trafficking on both the supply and the demand side of that disgraceful multibillion-dollar criminal industry. Chief among those was shutting down the infamous CityXGuide website last June and arresting its owner, Wilhan Martono, on more than two dozen federal charges, including reckless disregard of sex trafficking, facilitating prostitution and money laundering. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in a federal prison.”
Here’s hoping this isn’t the last we hear of Erin Nealy Cox and her impressive career.