The United States Attorneys serve as the nation's principal litigators, under the direction of the Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice. There are 93 U.S. Attorneys stationed throughout the United States and related territories. U.S. Attorneys are appointed by the President of the United States, with advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. One U.S. Attorney is assigned to each of the judicial district within the United States. Each U.S. Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the United States within his or her particular jurisdiction.
United States Attorney’s Offices conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party. The United States Attorneys have three primary statutory responsibilities under Section 507 of Title 28 of the United States Code:
- the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the federal government;
- the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and
- the collection of debts owed the federal government which are administratively uncollectible.
The Northern District of New York encompasses 32 counties in Northern and Central New York, covering an area of more than 30,000 square miles. It is home to approximately 3.4 million people. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in this District employs approximately 46 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and more than 54 support personnel who work in staffed offices in Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, and Plattsburgh.
March 7, 2014
Endwell, New York - Man pled guilty to Interstate Stalking of a former witness against him in a previous federal prosecution.
March 5, 2014
Albany, New York - Man pled guilty to two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography, and three counts of possession of child pornography.
Los Angeles, California - Man has been convicted of federal fraud charges for his involvement in a $7 million investment scheme that lured investors with false promises relating to the development of an alternative energy technology.
February 28, 2014
Corinth, New York - A Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff, was charged by criminal complaint with attempting to aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - A physician and employee of a former Utica and Fulton area medical practice indicted.
February 26, 2014
ALBANY, NEW YORK - Man, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to 37 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after removal.
February 24, 2014
February 21, 2014
Troy, New York - Man was sentenced to 63 months in prison following guilty plea to illegally possessing a firearm.
Endo Pharmaceuticals and Endo Health Solutions to pay $192.7 million to resolve criminal and civil liability relating to marketing of prescription drug Lidoderm for unapproved uses.
February 14, 2014
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Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.
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