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.
February 26, 2015
February 20, 2015
Rochester, New York - Man was indicted by a Northern District of New York Grand Jury on one count of bank robbery.
February 13, 2015
Malone, New York - Man was sentenced to fourteen years for his conviction of conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.
February 12, 2015
Albany, New York - Man was sentenced to 327 months in prison for two counts of distribution of child pornography.
Syracuse, New York - Man was sentenced following his earlier plea of guilty to a six-count Information charging him with receipt, distribution, and possession of child pornography.
February 9, 2015
Mayfield, New York - Man entered a plea of guilty to production and possession of child pornography.
February 3, 2015