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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 two sections; the Narcotics and Violent Crime Section and the White Collar and General Crimes Section.

The Criminal Division is supervised by a Chief, MaryEllen Kresse, who reports to the First Assistant United States Attorney, Fauzia K. Mattingly, and the United States Attorney, Trini E. Ross. The Attorney in Charge of the Rochester Office, Everardo A. Rodriguez is also Deputy Criminal Chief. In the Criminal Division, each Section Chief reports to the Criminal Chief. Brett A. Harvey supervises the Narcotics and Violent Crime Section and Meghan E. Leydecker is the Deputy Chief, Narcotics and Violent Crime Section. Craig R. Gestring is the Chief of the White Collar General Crimes Section and Melissa M. Marangola is the Deputy Chief, White Collar General Crime Section.

Updated March 10, 2023