President Obama recently nominated Richard Hartunian '86 to become U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York. Hartunian will serve in an interim status pending Senate confirmation.
Hartunian, 48, has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1997, serving as the Northern District's Narcotics Chief and Organized Crime Drug Task Force Coordinator since 2006. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Hartunian served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Office of District Attorney in Albany County and worked in private practice.
The Northern District of New York is comprised of thirty-two counties in Upstate New York, covering an area of more than 30,000 square miles and home to about 3.4 million people. The U.S. Attorney has offices in Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton and Plattsburgh.