CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed Christopher A. "Kip" Crofts to serve as U.S. Attorney for Wyoming. The Senate on Christmas Eve confirmed Crofts. He had been nominated by President Obama after Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal submitted Crofts' name to the White House earlier this year.
The 67-year-old Crofts currently serves as counsel to Freudenthal. Crofts formerly served in the U.S. Attorney's Office and as director of the state's Division of Criminal Investigation. Crofts will take office once Obama takes formal action on his appointment. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Wyoming represents the federal government in criminal and civil court action in the state.