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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Utah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 15, 2015

John W. Huber Sworn In As United States Attorney

            SALT LAKE CITY – In a short ceremony Monday morning, John W. Huber was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the District of Utah.

            U.S. District Court Senior Judge Dee Benson administered the oath of office at a ceremony at the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City.  A public investiture ceremony will be held later this summer.

            Huber, age 47, has more than 10 years of experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he has prosecuted cases ranging from violent gang and gun crime to domestic and international terrorism. He has served as a member of the office’s leadership team as the National Security Section chief, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, and most recently as Acting First Assistant U.S. Attorney.

            The U.S. Attorney’s Office currently has about 85 employees located in Salt Lake City and a branch office in St. George. There are 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the country.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah covers the entire state.

            “I have committed my career to public service.  I view the honor of serving as U.S. Attorney as my greatest opportunity thus far to help keep our communities safe.  Building on Utah’s tradition for smart, cooperative law enforcement, I will work with law enforcement agencies, community leaders, and others to protect our national security interests, combat violent crime, expose financial fraud, and protect vulnerable victims,” Huber said today.

            Huber was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States Attorney for Utah on Feb. 4, 2015, and confirmed by the United States Senate Wednesday.  The appointment is for four years. Carlie Christensen has been the interim U.S. Attorney for Utah since David Barlow resigned in July 2014 to go into private practice.

            A University of Utah graduate, Huber is a career prosecutor with broad experience in Utah’s state and federal trial courts.  He was a Weber County deputy county attorney. He also   worked for West Valley City for eight years, including a five-year term as Chief City Prosecutor.

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Updated June 15, 2015