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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Michael Hughes sworn in as U.S. Marshal for D.C. courts

The District’s newest U.S. Marshal for D.C. Courts was sworn in Friday in the D.C. Court of Appeals Courthouse.


Michael A. Hughes. (U.S. Marshals Service - Courtesy photo)
Michael A. Hughes, 44, became the District’s third U.S. Marshal. He is the first District resident appointed to the position since it was created in 1988. He had previously served as Chief of the Office of Crisis Services in the U.S. Marshals Service Tactical Operations Division.

Hughes was nominated by President Obama on the recommendation of D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. Norton hailed Hughes’ commitment to the District and the Marshals Service.

His responsibilities include overseeing the security of D.C. Superior Court and Court of Appeals, the safety and protection of judges, and the transportation and housing of fugitives and individuals in witness protection.

Hughes, who was confirmed by the Senate in November, has spent his entire career with the marshal service since joining it in 1991.

This post has been corrected. An earlier version said the ceremony took place at the D.C. Superior Court courthouse.

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Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

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