NEW ORLEANS - Kenneth Polite, who served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has announced his resignation to President Trump and Attorney General Sessions, effective March 24.

Polite stated, “I have enjoyed this great opportunity to serve as U.S. Attorney here in Southeast Louisiana. More importantly, it has been the highest honor to lead this Office’s outstanding employees who are committed to the ideals of collegiality, diligence, and professionalism. I am confident that these public servants will continue to ensure that justice reaches out to all residents of this region. Regardless of my title or position, I will always work to improve the lives of our region’s residents, especially our young people.”

Polite, 41, has served since September 2013.

He is credited with a number of big convictions including several gang organizations, political corruption defendants and high profile cases.