MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Governor Bob Riley announced that he has appointed Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson to serve as commander of the Task Force on Illegal Gambling.
The announcement took place at the State Capitol.
"I believe John Tyson is ideally suited for the job. First and foremost, he is committed to enforcing the law. Period. As Mobile County's DA for the past 16 years, he has earned a reputation for integrity, tenacity, and courage", stated Gov. Riley.
Tyson was appointed to the position of Mobile County DA in 1994 by Governor Jim Folsom and was elected to continue his service as DA in 1998 and 2004.