United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

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Seal of the Department of Justice.

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 Robert L. Capers, his predecessor Loretta E. Lynch resigned to take office as U.S. Attorney General on April 27, 2015.[1]

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. ^ Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's Office Names Acting Replacement for Lynch in the New York Times on April 27, 2015
  2. ^ CHIEF AIDE TO HICKEY SWORN AS SUCCESSOR in NYT on December 28, 1937 (subscription required)
  3. ^ Albany Law School website. Accessed June 2, 2015.

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