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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)

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.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.


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