Jaime Esparza was formally sworn in Friday as the US attorney for the Western District of Texas.
The investiture ceremony was conducted at the Albert Armendariz Sr. US Courthouse, 525 Magoffin Ave., in Downtown El Paso.
Esparza was sworn in by Chief US Judge for the Western District of Texas Alia Moses.
Esparza served as the district attorney for the 34th Judicial District of Texas, which includes El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson counties, from 1993 to 2020.
US Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and US Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, spoke at the ceremony. Other dignitaries in attendance included Monsignor Arturo J. Bañuelas and poet and writer Benjamin Alire Sáenz, who read a poem at the ceremony.
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