The nation’s top lawyer visited Buffalo today as part of a tour of U.S. Attorney offices across the country.
Attorney General Eric Holder met with U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. and the staffs of the Buffalo and Rochester offices during a brief stopover here.
Topics included the office’s efforts in prosecuting violent crime, public corruption, national security, human trafficking and financial crime. Holder also reviewed last year’s record financial collections of $94.2 million in its civil programs.
A source familiar with the visit said Holder’s trip is part of a larger effort to visit every local U.S. Attorney office in the nation.