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Arkansas’ Solicitor General Resigns His Post To Join Walmart

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A top attorney for Arkansas who has represented the state in lawsuits over abortion restrictions, efforts to resume executions and other cases is leaving for a job with Walmart later this month.

The attorney general’s office announced Wednesday that state Solicitor General Lee Rudofsky is leaving July 20 to join Walmart’s anticorruption compliance team in northwest Arkansas.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that Nicholas Bronni, currently the deputy solicitor general, will replace Rudofsky.

Rutledge announced the creation of the solicitor general position in 2015 to assist with multi-state consumer protection cases and appeals cases at the state and federal level and hired Rudofsky for the position.

Bronni has been with the AG’s office since April 2016. Bronni’s annual salary will be $140,000, the same as Rudofsky’s.