Local News
3:50 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Report: Eleven Staffers in Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Won't Be Retained

The incoming Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney is planning some personnel changes in the office.

Tom Wine has informed 11 people who worked under his predecessor — including five prosecutors — that they will not be retained, according to the Courier-Journal.

Wine will take over as commonwealth's attorney in January, replacing the retiring Dave Stengel.

Wine wouldn't name those who will be leaving, saying he didn't feel comfortable doing so. He says it's not unusual for an incoming commonwealth's attorney to make staff changes.

Stengel acknowledged that one of those being dismissed is high-profile prosecutor Tom Van De Rostyne, who ran against Wine for the top prosecutor post. Van De Rostyne has worked as a prosecutor since 2001.