PLATTSBURGH – The Northern District of New York will have a woman as a confirmed US attorney for the first time with the swearing-in of Carla B. Freedman, the US attorney said.
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Freedman, who was nominated for office by President Joe Biden in August and sustained by the Senate on October 5, was sworn in on Friday morning in Syracuse by United States Chief District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.
“After 14 years as the US Assistant Attorney, I am honored to lead the incredible attorneys and staff in our office as we advance the criminal and civil interests of the United States,” Freedman said in a press release.
“Our guides will continue to be fairness and equal justice for all. We will also continue our efforts to reduce gun violence, protect civil rights, protect our national security and develop relationships with community groups throughout New York’s Northern District, ”she continued.
Freedman replaced interim US attorney Antoinette T. Bacon.
Prior to her last post, Freedman served as U.S. Assistant Attorney in Syracuse from 2007 to 2021, as supervisory assistant to U.S. attorney and drug chief from February 2018 to 2021, and as deputy drug chief from 2016 to 2018, the statement said.
She also served as the Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for 16 years and was the head of the Asian Gang Unit from 1997 to 2004.
“MS. Freedman has prosecuted a wide variety of criminal offenses and offenses throughout her career, with an emphasis on organized crime, violent crime and drug trafficking offenses, including the illicit distribution of controlled substance analogs and newly planned synthetic drugs since 2009,” it says the message.
Freedman grew up in Syracuse and graduated from New York Law School with a law degree. Her bachelor’s degree is from Syracuse University.