Bracewell’s Seth DuCharme discussed with The Economist how aggressive tactics by Brooklyn prosecutors have netted the Eastern District of New York an outsize share of high-profile cases.
“There are other prosecutors who will proudly proclaim ‘The eagle doesn’t fly’,” said DuCharme. Yet, Brooklyn’s eagle logs serious miles. DuCharme estimated that he visited about 20 countries in his tenure with the EDNY.
The court’s striking list of high-profile indictments reveals a prosecutorial wanderlust possibly unmatched by EDNY’s 93 peer district courts. Prosecutors worked alongside FBI agents as they uncovered threats, travelling widely to chase evidence. FBI agents from around the country then bring their high-profile cases to EDNY, which has a track record of success in prosecuting international terrorism.