For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: February 18, 2003

Attorney General Appoints Chief Deputy

(Boise) - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden today announced the appointment of Sherman F. Furey III as Chief Deputy Attorney General. The appointment is effective immediately.

Furey has been licensed to practice law in Idaho since 1981. He has served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Contracts and Administrative Law Division since 1999. Furey worked in private practice in Salmon, Idaho from 1981 to 1999. He served as Lemhi County Prosecuting Attorney from 1985 to 1986 and as Lemhi County Public Defender from 1990 to 1998.

An Idaho native, Furey grew up in Boise and Salmon. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Idaho in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho in 1981.

"One of the strengths of the Idaho Attorney General's Office is the depth of experience of the professional legal staff," Attorney General Wasden said. "Sherm Furey's breadth of legal experience, from private practice to prosecution, defense and contract law coupled with his administrative experience in running a private practice and a county prosecutor's office will be tremendous assets in his new assignment as Chief Deputy."

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