Feb 21, 2013 8:44 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. has become a magistrate judge in Baton Rouge.
Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson and U.S. District Judge James J. Brady say Bourgeois took the oath of office on Wednesday.
As a prosecutor and deputy criminal chief of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Bourgeois won convictions in health care fraud cases, computer-crime cases, and others involving mortgage fraud and investment fraud.
The eight-year appointment as magistrate judge followed the retirements of former U.S. Magistrate Judges Christine Noland and Docia Dalby.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com