DoJ Inspector General Fine steps down

Monday - 11/29/2010, 6:03pm EST

By Jolie Lee
Federal News Radio

Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine is stepping down.

Fine has served at DoJ for more than 15 years, according to a release Monday.

As the department's chief internal watchdog, Fine said in 2008 that former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales mishandled intelligence documents during the Bush administration, Business Week reports.

Last year, Fine issued a report that a former department official took politics into consideration when hiring career lawyers, Business Week reports.

"In the Justice Department's most critical operations and practices, especially our efforts to combat corruption, fraud, waste and abuse, the work done by the Office of the Inspector General is essential," said Attorney General Eric Holder in a statement. "Thanks to Glenn's outstanding leadership, this Office has never been stronger."