NEW YORK — The federal prosecutor who helped put mob boss John Gotti behind bars announced Wednesday that he is resigning from his post.
"It's a tough job to leave," said Andrew J. Maloney, U.S. attorney in Brooklyn for six years. "It's really a fun job."
Maloney, 61, said that today would be his last day. He said he would join a large law firm as a partner next week. He would not identify the firm.
Mary Jo White, Maloney's chief assistant since March, 1990, will serve as interim U.S. attorney. President-elect Bill Clinton will have to nominate someone to the position next year.