Damon Martinez was sworn in Friday as New Mexico’s U.S. Attorney.
Martinez, who has served as acting U.S. Attorney, took the oath of office in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.
The University of New Mexico graduate has served as an assistant U.S. attorney since 2001 and supervised the organized crime and gang section in Albuquerque. He has also worked on national security, anti-terrorism, immigration and narcotics cases.
Before joining the U.S. attorney’s office, Martinez was an assistant state attorney general.
Martinez replaces Kenneth Gonzales, who left the position last year to assume a federal judgeship.