United States Attorney for the Western District of New York

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The United States Attorney for the Western District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in seventeen New York counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.

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The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York has jurisdiction over all cases prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney. The current U.S. Attorney is James P. Kennedy, who was appointed on November 17, 2017.

History

The Western District of New York was formed by taking away seventeen counties from the Northern District of New York, in 1900, that currently represent Western New York. The Office is responsible for overseeing the prosecution of any federal criminal case brought within the 17 counties of Western New York. The Office also represents the United States in all civil matters brought within this territory.

List of U.S. Attorneys for the Western District of New York

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