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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder visits Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that United States Attorney General Eric Holder visited the Buffalo Office of the Western District of New York today.

      Attorney General Holder, U.S. Attorney Hochul and staff discussed a number of issues important to the safety of the Western New York community. Topics included the Office’s successful efforts in prosecuting violent crime, public corruption, national security, human trafficking, and financial crime. Regarding the Office’s civil programs, the Attorney General and staff also reviewed last year’s record financial collections of $94.2 million.

      Mr. Holder also met with the entire staff of both the Buffalo and Rochester Offices. He told the 100 prosecutors and support staff members gathered “I’ve got great faith in your abilities,” and that the Office is known for its exemplary work. 

      U.S. Attorney Hochul stated “It was an honor to host the Attorney General of the United States and share with him the results of the hard work of our staff.” Hochul further commended the efforts of the Attorney General to fight for the tools and funding needed to continue the fight against all crime occurring in the 17 counties of Western New York.
Updated November 18, 2014