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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints Grant C. Jaquith as Interim United States Attorney

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the appointment of Grant C. Jaquith as Interim United States Attorney pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a United States Attorney for the district in which the office of United States Attorney is vacant.”  This appointment will take effect on January 5, 2018.

 

“Grant Jaquith has dedicated most of his career to public service as a federal prosecutor and a member of the military,” said Attorney General Sessions.  “He has earned not only the rank of Colonel, but a well-deserved reputation for determination and toughness as an attorney.  Over the last 28 years, he has prosecuted drug dealers, cop killers, and violent criminals.  That work has had a major impact on the community.  With Grant as Interim United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, I believe that New Yorkers are in good hands.”

 

Mr. Jaquith is currently the Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York.  He has worked in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York since 1989, serving as First Assistant United States Attorney (2010-2017), Chief of the Criminal Division (2006-2010), and Narcotics Chief and Chief of the Albany Office (1998-2006).

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Updated January 3, 2018