By Tom Caprood
ALBANY (The Record) — Richard Hartunian, a federal prosecutor and former Albany County assistant district attorney, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the next United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York.
The president made the nomination Wednesday, with Hartunian, along with six other nominees across the country, currently awaiting confirmation by the US Senate.
If confirmed, Hartunian would succeed acting US Attorney Andrew Baxter, who took over the position on an interim basis in September of 2008 after Glenn Suddaby resigned to serve as a US District judge.
“These men and women have not only the legal experience and aptitude, but the commitment to public service to make exemplary United States attorneys,” said Obama. “I am honored to nominate them and look forward to their continued service on behalf of the American people.”
US attorneys are charged with representing the federal government in cases before US district courts and US courts of appeals.