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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 6, 1999
                     AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR
                     NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

The President today announced his intent to nominate Daniel J. French to be the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York.

Mr. Daniel J. French, of Syracuse, New York, was recently named Interim U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York and has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1997. His litigation responsibilities have included narcotics and firearms trafficking, fraud, public corruption, smuggling, environmental crime, and civil rights violations. From 1995-1997, he was law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. From 1988-1994, he served as Acting Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, as Executive Assistant to the Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and as a staff member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Mr. French received a B.A. degree from State University of New York at Oswego and J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law.

United States Attorneys are the chief federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers for the 94 federal judicial districts. They have principal responsibility for the prosecution of federal matters in their district.