United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

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The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in five New York counties: Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau and Suffolk. The current acting incumbent is Kelly Currie, who has been Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney since November 17, 2014,[1] under Loretta E. Lynch who took office as U.S. Attorney General on April 27, 2015.[2]

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has jurisdiction over all cases prosecuted and defended by the U.S. Attorney.

History[edit]

The Eastern District of New York was formed by taking away these five counties from the Southern District of New York in 1865.

List of U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of New York[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lynch announces Currie’s return to the Eastern District by Colby Hamilton, in Capitol Playbook on November 12, 2014
  2. ^ Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's Office Names Acting Replacement for Lynch in the New York Times on April 27, 2015
  3. ^ CHIEF AIDE TO HICKEY SWORN AS SUCCESSOR in NYT on December 28, 1937 (subscription required)

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