Joe Kelly has been sworn in as United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska.
Kelly, the former Lancaster County Attorney, was formally sworn in Friday by Chief Federal District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp.
President Donald Trump appointed Kelly to the post the first of December last year. The Senate confirmed him on the 15th of this month.
Kelly succeeds acting United States Attorney Robert Stuart, who served in wake of the resignation of Deborah Gilg. Gilg, a Democrat, was appointed U.S. Attorney in 2009 by President Barack Obama. She stepped down with the change of administrations.
Kelly 61, received his law degree from the Nebraska College of Law. He served as Lancaster County Attorney from 2011-2018, after serving as Chief Deputy County Attorney from 2000-2011 and a Lancaster Deputy County Attorney since 1990.