U.S. Attorney General swears in Pat Miles as the U.S. Attorney for West Michigan.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak in Grand Rapids to install western Michigan's new top federal prosecutor.
Holder will speak Friday at Ottawa Hills High School for the investiture ceremony of U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Jr.
Miles took the oath of office in July. The 44-year-old Grand Rapids lawyer was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The U.S. attorney's office in western Michigan has not been led by a White House appointee for more than five years. Obama first nominated Michigan lottery chief M. Scott Bowen for U.S. attorney, but the Senate never acted.
The office had been in the hands of Don Davis since fall 2008.
The Western District of Michigan consists of 49 counties, including all of the Upper Peninsula.