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.
October 20, 2014
October 17, 2014
Stafford, Virginia - Man was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for illegally reentering the United States.
October 16, 2014
Albany, New York - Man was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison followed by a 10-year term ofsupervised release, following guilty plea to distribution of child pornography.
Binghamton, New York - Hospital has paid more than $3.37 Million to resolve self-disclosed billing improprieties.
October 15, 2014
Clifton Park, New York - Man sentenced to 120 months in federal prison followed by a 25-year term of supervised release.
New Haven, Connecticut - Man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for failing to comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”).
October 14, 2014
October 10, 2014