OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist
October 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vogrin Takes Oath as
Assistant United States Attorney
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - An experienced state court prosecutor will now be
prosecuting federal crimes on a full-time basis for the United States Attorney’s Office.
On Monday in federal court Stephen L. Vogrin was formally sworn in as an Assistant
United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. Upon a motion made by
U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II, Vogrin was administered the oath of office in
United States District Court by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.
Vogrin was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Ohio County, West Virginia for
twelve years and handled the felony violent crime docket for county prosecutor Scott Smith.
A graduate of Wheeling Park High School, Vogrin holds degrees from Bethany College and
the West Virginia University College of Law. He resides in Wheeling with his wife and four
“Steve Vogrin is a talented and hard-working prosecutor who will be a tremendous
addition to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said Ihlenfeld. “Steve will help to boost our
prosecutions of drug traffickers and violent criminals, and because of his vast courtroom
experience he is able to step right in and be an asset to the office on day one.”
Vogrin will be based in Wheeling but will handle cases throughout the district,
including the prosecution of matters in Martinsburg, Clarksburg, and Elkins.
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