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New top federal prosecutor takes over in Wis.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal judge has sworn in Madison's next U.S. attorney.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb administered the oath of office to longtime Assistant U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil on Tuesday. President Barack Obama nominated Vaudreuil for the top spot in May. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on Thursday.

The 56-year-old Vaudreuil has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Madison since 1980. He replaces former U.S. Attorney Erik Peterson, who left the post in June 2009.

Vaudreuil will be responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in Wisconsin's 44-county Western District.

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