(Bloomberg) -- George Canellos, who played a key role in the SEC’s efforts to punish misconduct related to the 2008 financial crisis, is leaving the agency after more than four years.

Canellos, 49, will leave the SEC this month, the agency said today in a statement. Andrew Ceresney, who has shared the top enforcement job with Canellos since last year, will remain as the director of the division.

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