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Assistant U.S. Attorney Sworn Into Office

Lara K. Omps-Botteicher

A new assistant U.S. attorney has been sworn into office in West Virginia.

Lara K. Omps-Botteicher was administered the oath of office Monday to become an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of West Virginia. Omps-Botteicher has been working in the office since late 2015 as a special assistant U.S. attorney.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says she will work in the criminal division in the Martinsburg branch office.

Omps-Botteicher is a 2012 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, where she ranked second in her class. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she served as an assistant attorney general in the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office in Martinsburg.