Scenes from The Northern District of New York



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.


November 25, 2014

Troy, New York - Man was sentenced today to five years in prison for one count of receiving child pornography and three counts of possessing child pornography.

November 24, 2014

Troy, New York - Man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for conspiring to distribute synthetic marijuana.

November 21, 2014

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Attorney with offices on Avenue D, New York City and Jeffersonville, New York, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

November 19, 2014

ALBANY, NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York collected more than $44 million in civil and criminal penalties.

November 13, 2014

Mechanicville, New York - Man pled guilty to two counts of production of child pornography.

November 12, 2014

Newburgh, New York - Man was sentenced to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service.

November 10, 2014

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Man and woman have been arrested and charged, in separate indictments, with making false declarations before a federal grand jury.

November 7, 2014

Troy, New York - Man pled guilty to distribution and possession of child pornography.

November 6, 2014

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK - Georgia couple arraigned on Federal methamphetamine charges.

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Man sentenced to five years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay a fine of $250,000 and restitution of $8,204,328.49.

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