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.


January 22, 2015

Baldwinsville, New York - Man pled guilty to health care fraud and issuing illegal prescriptions for controlled substances.

WASHINGTON - United States Attorneys John F. Walsh and Richard S. Hartunian to lead Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

January 21, 2015

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Man pled guilty to three felony counts of mail fraud in connection with a lottery fraud scheme that targeted elderly victims.

December 23, 2014

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK - Seven people indicted in cocaine conspiracy including five Keeseville residents, one Plattsburgh resident.

December 18, 2014

Corinth, New York - Man was to five years in prison for attempting to aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

December 16, 2014

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Hudson men convicted of Food Stamp Fraud.

ALBANY, NEW YORK - SUNY Research Foundation to pay $3.75 million to resolve False Claims Act liability.

December 15, 2014

Gloversville, New York - Man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for manufacturing marijuana.

Utica, New York - Man pled guilty to one count of theft of government property and one count of aggravated identity theft.

December 12, 2014

Cicero, New York - Man entered a guilty plea to two federal felony counts of conveying false information and hoaxes.

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Man of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today to serve 41 months in prison.

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Man, a citizen of Spain, was sentenced today to term of “time served” (45 days).

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Man, of Mexico, was sentenced to serve 11 months in prison.

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