Attorney general named the chief deputy and state prosecutor for Department of Justice.

Attorney General Matt Denn announced that Deputy Attorney General LaKresha Roberts was named chief deputy attorney general for Delaware, and Deputy Attorney General Sean P. Lugg will become state prosecutor.

Roberts is currently the director of the Department of Justice’s family division, where she has served as a member of the attorney general’s leadership team for the past year. She has worked as practicing attorney at the Department of Justice. As chief deputy attorney general, Roberts will be the second-ranking official in the Delaware Department of Justice.

A graduate of the University of Delaware and Villanova University School of Law, Lugg has been with the Department of Justice since 1996. He currently serves in the appeals unit where he represents the state in appeals before all Delaware courts. Prior to this assignment, Lugg worked as Delaware’s first traffic safety resource prosecutor and served as a supervisor and trial prosecutor in nearly every unit in the criminal division. Lugg also represented the Department of Justice various times before the Delaware General Assembly.

Roberts will take over as chief deputy Jan. 9, when current Chief Deputy Danielle Gibbs goes to work for Gov.-elect John Carney as his chief legal counsel.

Lugg assumed his new role as state prosecutor Dec. 19, replacing Kathy Jennings, who left for a position as chief administrative officer for New Castle County.