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Vermont’s New US Attorney Sworn In

U.S. Senate approved Eric Miller's appointment by President Barack Obama earlier this month

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Vermont has a new chief federal prosecutor.

Eric Miller was sworn in as U.S. attorney for Vermont on Tuesday in federal court in Burlington.

The U.S. Senate approved Miller's appointment by President Barack Obama earlier this month.

Miller replaces Tris Coffin, who stepped down in January to take a job with a top law firm in Vermont.

Miller has worked for Sheehey Furlong & Behm PC in Burlington since 1999 and has served as partner since 2002.

He said after Tuesday's ceremony that the U.S. attorney's office "plays a crucial role in keeping our communities safe and protecting the rights of all Vermonters."

Miller said he was "honored to be asked to lead the office and humbled by the responsibilities of the position."

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