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 incumbent is Loretta E. Lynch, who was appointed by President Barack Obama on January 20, 2010,[1] confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 22,[2] and was sworn into office on May 3.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has jurisdiction over all cases prosecuted 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. ^ Obama Picks Loretta E. Lynch for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney in NYT on January 21, 2010
  2. ^ Appeals Court Judge and U.S. Attorney Are Confirmed in NYT on April 23, 2010
  3. ^ CHIEF AIDE TO HICKEY SWORN AS SUCCESSOR in NYT on December 28, 1937 (subscription required)

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