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Ann Montgomery

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Ann Montgomery
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   8/6/1996 - Present
Preceded by:   Diana Murphy
Past post:   Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1994 - 1996
Personal History
Born:   1949
Hometown:   Litchfield, MN
Undergraduate:   University of Kansas, B.S., 1971
Law School:   University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1974

Ann Montgomery is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She joined the court in 1996 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Born in Litchfield, Minnesota, Montgomery graduated from the University of Kansas in 1971 with her bachelor's degree and later obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1974.[1]

Professional career

Montgomery was a law clerk for Federal Appeals Judges Gerard Reilly and Hubert Pair in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals from 1974 to 1975.[1]

Judicial Career

District of Minnesota

Montgomery was a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota from 1994 to 1996.[1]

On the recommendation of Senators Rod Grams and Paul Wellstone, Montgomery was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota by President Bill Clinton on November 27, 1995, to a seat vacated by Diana Murphy as Murphy was appointed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Montgomery was confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 1996 and received commission on August 6, 1996.[2]

Notable cases

Securities Exchange Commission Asset Freeze of Petters Feeder Fund (2010)

     United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Petters, et al, 0:09-cv-01750-ADM-JSM)

In 2009, Tom Petters was convicted for his role in a $3.5 billion Ponzi Scheme. On April 23, 2010, Judge Montgomery approved the sale of Petters' former seven-bedroom home on Lake Minnetonka for $5 million. The proceeds of the sale were intended to pay off the mortgages associated with the property and pay damages to people that lost money in the Ponzi Scheme.[3][4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Diana Murphy
District of Minnesota
Seat #5
Succeeded by:

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