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Published September 22, 2010, 06:23 PM

Former U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley Talks Law & Politics

Former U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley spoke at a meeting in Grand Forks Wednesday, exactly four years after the final verdict came back in the Alfonso Rodriguez Junior case.

It was a return to the law world today for former U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley, who spoke at Wednesday's Grand Forks County Bar Association meeting.

"I very much enjoyed my career as a prosecutor before that. I continue to really cherish that time, and any chance I get to sit and talk with people about that work, I'm glad to do it," Wrigley said.

Wrigley left the U.S. Attorney's office a year ago. Wednesday he talked with lawyers and attorneys about the important role they play and how they should give 100 percent in every case.

"Every single case for those people involved, that's the most important case that they'll ever be involved in and certainly on that day."

Wrigley also spoke about how horrifying the murder of UND student Dru Sjodin was. It was exactly four years ago that the final verdict came back in the case. It's now in the appeals process.

"The important work continues on that case for the U.S. Attorney's office. It continues to progress very well," Wrigley said.

While the focus of Wednesday's meeting was on the law, Drew Wrigley has also been busy with politics.

"Last night actually we were on the phones in Fargo, calling around to people, seeing if they wanted absentee ballots down at the Republican headquarters," Wrigley said.

As far as Wrigley running for office in the future, he says it's a possibility, but right now he's just focused on volunteering for the upcoming election.

"Those days may come. There's an election coming up, and my involvement is that I'm a volunteer and somebody who's working on behalf of the candidate I'm supporting this time around. That's where I'll leave it."

Right now Wrigley is a vice president at a health insurance company, Noridian Adminstrative Services.

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