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Former U.S. Attorney for Arkansas to Serve as Adviser to Thompson Campaign

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Tim Griffin, who resigned his post as interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock after serving six months under scrutiny, says he is now an adviser for Fred Thompson's expected presidential campaign.

Thompson, a former Republican senator from Tennessee and a regular on "Law & Order," is expected to formally announce his candidacy tomorrow.

Griffin told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that he will advise Thompson's campaign as part of his new job as managing director and general counsel for Mercury Public Affairs.

A spokesman for Friends of Fred Thompson said the campaign was excited to have Griffin as an adviser.

Griffin was appointed as interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, after Bud Cummins resigned his post.  Cummins later said he was forced out by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, and his firing was one of several that prompted a congressional inquiry of the dismissals.

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