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New acting U.S. attorney for the northern district named

Sep 03, 2020 5:30 am
Brendan J. Lyons is reporting for the Times Union Antoinette T. Bacon has been named acting U.S. attorney for New York's Northern District. She is currently serving as an associate deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice. Bacon will become the first female U.S. attorney to serve the district, which is made up of 32 counties from Kingston to the Canadian border and west to Syracuse. Her predecessor, Grant C. Jaquith was sworn September 2, into his new post as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims. Jaquith ran the Northern District office beginning in July 2017 and will now serve a 15-year term as one of seven judges on the veterans' court. He is a former Army colonel and was nominated by President Donald J. Trump a year ago. Bacon is from Cleveland, Ohio, and previously served as the national white collar crime coordinator at the executive office for U.S. attorneys. She has received special awards from the IRS, U.S. Postal Service and the Justice Department for her prosecutions of fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption. Bacon built her reputation as a prosecutor on a massive corruption case she handled as an assistant U.S. attorney in Ohio 10 years ago. In that matter Bacon successfully prosecuted roughly 100 targets during a nine-year investigation that included bringing more than 60 public officials and business executives to trial. Read the full story in the Times Union.