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The Orange Leader
U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced the hiring of two federal prosecutors assigned to the Beaumont office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas on Monday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Baylor Wortham and Assistant U.S. Attorney Cory Crenshaw were administered the Oath of Office by former U.S. Attorney, 58th District Court Judge Bob Wortham, Monday before a small crowd of friends, family, and government officials at the Jack Brooks Federal Courthouse in Beaumont.
Baylor Wortham was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas and is a graduate of Kelly High School. Baylor is the son of Bob Wortham, the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas (1981-1993). He is married to Lindsay Wortham and is the father of Baylor Wortham, II.
Baylor graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 2003 and received a J.D. from Baylor Law School in 2005. While in law school, Baylor was a member of the Baylor Law Review.
Baylor started his career in 2006 as an assistant district attorney with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. In 2009, Baylor was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District, primarily prosecuting violent crime in Port Arthur, Texas under Operation Time Machine, a Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.
Cory Crenshaw is a native of Beaumont and a 1997 graduate of Kelly High School. Cory attended Baylor University where he received a degree in history and later earned his law degree at Texas Tech University in 2004.
He began his career in prosecution in Bryan/College Station in 2005 as a state felony prosecutor where his caseload focused mainly on child sex predators and gang offenders.
In 2010, Cory began his federal career in the Southern District of Texas as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in McAllen, Texas. His heavy border caseload focused on narcotics, immigration, and firearm offenses.
The Eastern District of Texas is comprised of 43 counties stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Oklahoma/Texas border. There are six staffed offices located in Beaumont, Lufkin, Tyler, Texarkana, Plano and Sherman with a total of 51 federal prosecutors.