New US attorney in northern Ohio officially take office

CLEVELAND (AP) — Northern Ohio’s top federal prosecutor has officially taken office.

Carole Rendon was sworn in Friday as the region’s U.S. attorney at a ceremony in Cleveland.

She’d been working as acting U.S. attorney since February, when Steven Dettelbach resigned from the role.

The U.S. Senate voted in July to approve her nomination by President Barack Obama.

Rendon worked for the federal prosecutor in Massachusetts and in private practice before joining the U.S. attorney’s office in northern Ohio in 2009.