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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Friday, May 13, 2016

U.S. Attorney’s Office welcomes new prosecutor

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – The newest federal prosecutor in the Northern District of West Virginia was sworn-in today in United States District Court.

Traci M. Cook took the oath of office this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley. Cook will work in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and also serve as the supervisor of the Clarksburg branch office.

“Traci is a seasoned litigator with a level of skill and dedication that will be a tremendous asset in our efforts to combat drug trafficking and violent crime in Northern West Virginia,” noted U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II. “Her wealth of trial and supervisory experience will allow her to immediately contribute to the office and enhance law enforcement efforts in the region.”

Cook graduated from West Liberty State College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in International Studies. She is a 1996 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law where she was the champion of the Lugar Trial Competition and member of the Order of the Barristers.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Cook served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Harrison County, West Virginia, for over a decade.  She also worked as an Assistant Public Defender for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Clarksburg and in the private sector.

AUSA Traci Cook Swearing In

Pictured from left to right: United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, Assistant United States Attorney Traci Cook, and United States District Judge Irene M. Keeley.

Office and Personnel Updates
Updated May 13, 2016