U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, who handled criminal cases against state Sen. Leland Yee and baseball star Barry Bonds during five years as the chief federal prosecutor for coastal Northern California, announced her resignation Wednesday.
Haag, 53, told staffers at a morning meeting in San Francisco that she will step down Sept. 1 and spend some time with her family, said Abraham Simmons, a spokesman for the office. He said she has not specified a reason for leaving and has not yet lined up another job.
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