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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 Organized Crime Section, the General Crimes Section, and the Fraud and Corruption Section.

The Criminal Division is supervised by a Chief, Joseph M. Guerra, III, who reports to the First Assistant United States Attorney and the United States Attorney. The Attorney in Charge of the Rochester Office, Richard A. Resnick 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 Organized Crime Section in Buffalo, and Brett A. Harvey is the Chief in Rochester. Michael DiGiacomo is the Chief of the General Crimes Section in Buffalo and Tiffany H. Lee supervises the General Crimes Section in Rochester. Russell T. Ippolito supervises the Fraud and Corruption Section in Buffalo.

Updated January 20, 2017

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