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Senate OKs Damon Martinez for US attorney

Created: 05/21/2014 3:23 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Senate has voted to confirm Damon Martinez as New Mexico's next U.S. attorney.

The Albuquerque native was confirmed Wednesday by the full Senate in a voice vote.

He 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 served as an assistant state attorney general.

Martinez replaces Kenneth Gonzales, who left the position last year to assume a federal judgeship.

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