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.
August 21, 2014
Syracuse, New York - Man was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
August 20, 2014
Corinth, New York - Man pled guilty today to one count of attempting to aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
August 14, 2014
ALBANY, NEW YORK - New York Heart Center to pay more than $1.33 million to settle allegations of False Claims Act and Stark Law violations.
August 12, 2014
August 4, 2014
ALBANY, NEW YORK – The City of New York has agreed to pay the United States $1.05 million to resolve Medicaid False Claims Act Case.
Athens, New York - Man pled guilty to one count of Social Security fraud and one count of theft of government property.
July 24, 2014
Jamesville, New York - Man entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
New Hartford, New York - Man indicted, charged with filing false tax returns with the InternalRevenue Service.
July 23, 2014
Albany, New York - Two people appeared to be arraigned on an 11-count indictment charging them with engaging in a fraudulent scheme to obtain Social Security Disability and New York State Workers’ Compensation benefits.
July 18, 2014