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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 21, 2017

U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian Remembers Sol Greenberg, Former Albany County District Attorney

Described as “One of the Giants of our Profession

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Upon the passing of former Albany County District Attorney Sol Greenberg, United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian today paid tribute to his former boss as one of the giants of the legal profession and someone who exemplifies public service:

 

“Sol Greenberg established the gold standard for district attorneys. He was a devoted husband and father and cared deeply about people, and especially his assistant district attorneys and support staff, the residents of the county he served, crime victims, and those involved in securing justice for them. Sol pioneered the use of DNA to identify perpetrators of crimes and was ahead of his time in embracing the idea of crime prevention through education, recognizing even then that we cannot merely prosecute and imprison our way to safe communities. As we remember his life well lived, we give thanks for Sol’s decades of distinguished public service to our nation, our profession, and our community; for a legacy of lawyers who learned to serve the law in his office, by his words and example; and for his unwavering dedication to the fair administration of justice.”

 

Hon. Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, with Former Albany County District Attorney Sol Greenberg

 

Hon. Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, with Former Albany County District Attorney Sol Greenberg at an Albany County Bar Association Tribute Luncheon, April 2, 2015 in Albany, NY.

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