Aug 6, 2010 12:43 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Denver attorney John Walsh has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. attorney for Colorado.
Walsh was an assistant federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and a member of the team that investigated and prosecuted Charles Keating. He grew up in Colorado and returned in 1999 to join a Denver law firm handling antitrust, securities and environmental cases.
In announcing Walsh's confirmation Friday, Sen. Mark Udall called Walsh "eminently qualified" and "one of the most civic-minded people I know."
President Barack Obama nominated Walsh in April. Obama's first nominee, Gov. Bill Ritter's deputy chief of staff Stephanie Villafuerte, withdrew her name in December.