HARRISBURG — Former Cumberland County District Attorney David J. Freed was sworn in Monday as U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania administered the oath of office in Harrisburg.

“It is a true honor to be sworn in to work alongside of the excellent career prosecutors, civil attorneys and staff of the Middle District,” Freed said. “I look forward to continuing the great work of the office on behalf of our citizens.”

Freed was nominated to serve as U.S. attorney by President Donald Trump on Sept. 8, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 15. He replaces Bruce D. Brandler, who was appointed U.S. attorney on an interim basis on Oct. 2, 2016, upon the resignation of Peter J. Smith, who had served in that capacity since 2010.

Freed, 47, of Camp Hill, will serve a four-year term and preside over an area that covers 33 Pennsylvania counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania. He has been Cumberland County district attorney since 2006, and also has served as first assistant district attorney in Cumberland County and as an assistant district attorney in York County.

Freed also served as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association in 2013-14 and was a law clerk for Judge Harold Sheely of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle.

Email Jeff at jpratt@cumberlink.com. Follow him on Twitter @SentinelPratt.

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