Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:52 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new U.S. Attorney overseeing the southern half of Ohio has been formally sworn into office. David DeVillers was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a nomination supported by both Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman. The 53-year-old DeVillers took the oath of office Friday from Columbus-based U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley. DeVillers is a longtime assistant U.S. Attorney who led major gang and organized crime investigations. He worked as Prosecutor Advisor to the Iraqi High Tribunal during the 2005 trial of Saddam Hussein. DeVillers' jurisdiction includes Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.