An experienced state court prosecutor will now be prosecuting federal crimes on a full-time basis for the United States Attorney's Office.
On Oct. 29 in federal court, Stephen L. Vogrin was formally sworn in as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. Upon a motion made by U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II, Vogrin was administered the oath of office in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.
Vogrin was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Ohio County for 12 years and handled the felony violent crime docket for county prosecutor Scott Smith.
Pictured are Chief Judge John Preston Bailey, Assistant U.S. attorney Stephen Vogrin and U.S. attorney William Ihlenfeld.
A graduate of Wheeling Park High School, Vogrin holds degrees from Bethany College and the West Virginia University College of Law. He resides in Wheeling with his wife and four children.
"Steve Vogrin is a talented and hard-working prosecutor who will be a tremendous addition to the U.S. Attorney's Office," Ihlenfeld said. "Steve will help to boost our prosecutions of drug traffickers and violent criminals, and because of his vast courtroom experience he is able to step right in and be an asset to the office on day one."
Vogrin will be based in Wheeling but will handle cases throughout the district, including the prosecution of matters in Elkins, Martinsburg and Clarksburg.