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Criminal Division

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York prosecutes all violations of Federal criminal law occurring within the seventeen (17) counties comprising Western New York. Among the many statutes found in Federal law, the United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes such crimes as terrorism, organized crime, serious narcotics trafficking, complex fraud schemes, public corruption, and more. The Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office is divided into three sections; the Narcotics and Violent Crime Section, the White Collar and General Crimes Section, and the Strategic Operations and Prosecutions Section.

The Criminal Division is supervised by a Chief, Joseph J. Karaszewski, who reports to the First Assistant United States Attorney and the United States Attorney. The Attorney in Charge of the Rochester Office, Douglas E. Gregory is also Deputy Criminal Chief for the Rochester Office. In the Criminal Division, each Section Chief reports to the Criminal Chief. Timothy C. Lynch supervises the Narcotics and Violent Crime Section in Buffalo, and Brett A. Harvey is the Chief in Rochester. Michael DiGiacomo is the Chief of the White Collar General Crimes Section and Russell T. Ippolito Jr is the Deputy Chief, White Collar General Crime Section in Buffalo.  Richard A. Resnick supervises the White Collar General Crimes Section in Rochester.  Joseph M.Tripi is the Chief, Strategic Operations and Prosecutions Section.

Updated January 2, 2018

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