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Cuauhtemoc Ortega Appointed Federal Public Defender

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit has appointed Cuauhtemoc Ortega as Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California.

Ortega, a member of CLA’s Criminal Law Section Executive Committee, began his appointment on July 1 on an interim basis, according to the order from Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas. Ortega’s 4-year term will begin after completion of a routine background check.

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