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.
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
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – A federal jury in Utica, New York found Dilip D. Kachare, a Utica, New York physician, not guilty of three counts of health care fraud and sixteen counts of mail fraud following a four week trial.
July 11, 2014
Graham, North Carolina - Company has agreed to pay $825,000 in civil forfeiture over two years as part of a settlement in an investigation of its employment of illegal aliens.
Glens Falls, New York - Man was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment for possessing and receiving child pornography.
July 10, 2014
Albany, New York - Man indicted on three counts of mail fraud in connection with an “advance-fee scam” that targeted elderly victims.
July 8, 2014