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.
June 14, 2013
Delmar, New York - Man was sentenced to 78 months of imprisonment for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy.
Baldwinsville, New York - Man entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of subscribing a false income tax return.
June 13, 2013
June 10, 2013
Plattsburgh, New York - Man was sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment for possessing with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana.
June 5, 2013
Plattsburgh, New York - Man pled guilty to conspiring to bring and bringing illegal aliens into the United States and transporting them within the United States, and failure to appear at federal court proceedings after his pretrial release.
June 4, 2013
Jamesville, New York - Man entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of subscription of a false income tax return.
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