Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker was sworn in Monday as the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.
The oath of office was administered by U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell during a private ceremony, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
On June 11, the
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) recommended Decker's appointment by President
Before working in City Hall, Decker worked as a federal prosecutor for 15 years, becoming chief of the national security division.
Decker succeeds Andre Birotte Jr., who was appointed to the federal bench last year.