The 5 Most Interesting Cases of Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch’s Career
Appointed U.S. Attorney by President Clinton in 1999 and again by President Obama in 2010, Lynch would bring a wealth of expertise to the DOJ -- the Harvard-educated lawyer also served as a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was a litigation partner at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
Even so, Lynch is an unconventional choice for the Obama administration – she is not part of the president’s inner circle and remains doggedly low-profile.
1. United States v. Volpe
Lynch was a member of the trial team that convicted several NYPD officers involved in the torture of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in August 1997.
2. United States v. Nafis
Lynch also prosecuted a string of accused terrorists, including Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a Bangladeshi man convicted in a sting operation of attempting to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in October 2012.
3. United States v. Farrukh Baig et al
In June 2013, Lynch announced a major immigration bust at more than a dozen 7-Eleven stores in New York and Virginia.
4. United States v. Sanderlin
Lynch’s office handled the prosecution of so-called “pot mom” Andrea Sanderlin, a wealthy suburban woman who in June 2013 was accused of running a $3 million, 1,000-plant marijuana operation she called “Fantastic Enterprises” out of a warehouse in Queens.
5. United States v. Michael Grimm
Lynch also led the investigation of Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, NY, who was indicted in April on 20 counts ranging from tax fraud to perjury to obstruction of justice.