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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley

John J. Farley is the Acting United States Attorney. He assumed this position in March of 2017 after the resignation of United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.


Mr. Farley has worked in the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of New Hampshire since 2004. He has handled a wide variety of civil and criminal cases involving drug trafficking, health care fraud, civil rights, and many other issues. Mr. Farley was the lead attorney on a civil health care fraud case that resulted in the recovery of $124 million from several pharmaceutical companies. He also prosecuted David Kwiatkowski, an employee of Exeter Hospital who diverted drugs from patients and infected them with the Hepatitis C virus. He previously led the office’s civil rights efforts and secured settlement agreements to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing patients could communicate effectively when they sought medical care. He also has prosecuted dozens of other cases, including many drug trafficking and firearms cases.


Mr. Farley originally joined the United States Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He worked in the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section and prosecuted drug trafficking cases in multiple federal districts, including the Eastern District of Virginia, the Southern District of Texas, the District of Puerto Rico, the District of Massachusetts, and the Central District of California.


Mr. Farley also worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts, where he prosecuted narcotics trafficking and public corruption cases.


Mr. Farley is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, he was a law clerk for Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.


Updated April 14, 2017

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