Former US Attorney is now Spokane city attorney


(PHOTO AND STORY: KHQ.COM)

The former U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington has been appointed city attorney for Spokane.    

Mike Ormsby was confirmed Monday night to head Spokane City Hall's legal department.   

 The Spokesman-Review says the 4-3 confirmation vote by the City Council overcame objections about how he handled discrimination claims by a former employee and his involvement in securing taxpayer-funded bonds for a controversial downtown garage.    

Ormsby was named U.S. attorney by President Obama and was asked to resign after President Trump was elected. He has not been replaced yet.    

Ormsby is a Spokane native. He attended North Central High School and Gonzaga Univesity. His first day on the job is expected to be May 22nd. 

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