As then United States Attorney General Robert H. Jackson once suggested, "The prosecutor has more control over life, liberty, and reputation than any other person in America."  It is therefore of critical importance that we strive to emulate the good prosecutor he described: "The qualities of a good prosecutor are as elusive and as impossible to define as those which mark a gentleman. And those who need to be told would not understand it anyway. A sensitiveness to fair play and sportsmanship is perhaps the best protection against the abuse of power, and the citizen’s safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches his task with humility." 
   Paul Czajka
District Attorney

James A. Carlucci
Carl G. Whitbeck, Jr.
Lynelle Hopkins
Shane A. Zoni
Assistant District Attorneys
William H. Hogencamp

Latest News and Announcements

  • David "Butch" W. Harrison, Sr.                     David “Butch” W. Harrison, Sr. of Ghent, N.Y., 74 died on December 20th, 2014 surrounded by his wife June L.“Judy” Harrison (McComb) of 56 years and family.            Butch ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2014, 8:53 AM by Lisa Bleau
  • Prison Term for Brookwood Resident             District Attorney Paul Czajka announced today that Hon. Jonathan D. Nichols sentenced Charlie Rhinehart to seven (7) years with the      New York State Department of Corrections together with three (3 ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2014, 2:03 PM by Lisa Bleau
  • Pendell Sentenced to 92 Years              District Attorney Paul Czajka has announced that Hon. Richard M. Koweek has sentenced Perry Pendell to ninety-two (92) years with the New York State Department of Corrections.  Pendell had ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2014, 11:29 AM by Lisa Bleau
  • Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of Child            District Attorney Paul Czajka is very proud to announce that a jury in the trial of People v. James Gooley a/k/a James Murray found the defendant guilty on ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2014, 12:21 PM by Lisa Bleau
  • Pendell Faces Over 70 Years             District Attorney Paul Czajka has announced that a Columbia County jury has returned a verdict of guilty against Perry Pendell of one (1) count of Criminal Solicitation (to Murder); nine ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2014, 1:03 PM by Richard Juliano
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