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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Saratoga Springs Man Acquitted of Assaulting a Federal Officer

ALBANY, NEW YORK – A jury voted today to acquit Ethan M. Lawas, age 51, of Saratoga Springs, New York, on a charge of assaulting a federal officer. 

Lawas was accused of using his truck to assault a United States Park Ranger on the grounds of the Saratoga National Historical Park on August 28, 2014. 

The jury voted to acquit Lawas following a 3-day trial in Albany before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.

Updated September 15, 2016