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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 3, 2013

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Newsom retired at the end of November after serving as a federal prosecutor in Memphis since 1983. After completing seven years with the Shelby County District Attorney’s office, Newsome joined the U.S. Attorney’s office and quickly became a pioneer in the prosecution of sex-based crimes, becoming the first to bring a national pornography case based on obscenity laws. He later earned a reputation as an expert in arson, fraud and computer crimes cases. At a recent retirement party, U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton said of Newsome, “There is no other prosecutor I aspire to be more like” and U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes called Newsom “the best of the best.” The Commercial Appeal has more on his life and career.