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Boeckmann named LI's chief federal prosecutor

A veteran federal prosecutor, who figured in a number of high profile cases, has been named the chief federal prosecutor on Long Island.

Nicole Boeckmann, 37, had been the acting chief of the two dozen federal prosecutors stationed on Long Island since December of 2009.

In naming Boeckmann, Loretta Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District, said "Throughout her career . . . Nicole has exemplified professionalism and dedication . . . [and] excellence in management and mentoring."

In addition to Nassau and Suffolk counties, the Eastern District also includes Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, and prosecutors from those counties are often assigned to the Long Island office.

Boeckmann, who joined the Eastern District in 1997, prosecuted a number of members of the Bloods street gang in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and 15 members of the McLamb/Knight organizations, drug rings that supplied the Suffolk Bloods with crack cocaine, Lynch said.

She also worked on the prosecutions of organized-crime figures and white-collar criminals, officials said.

Before joining the Eastern District, Boeckmann was an assistant district attorney in Manhattan where she successfully prosecuted a number of homicide, rape and robbery cases, officials said.

Boeckmann, who grew up in upstate New York, graduated from the University of Michigan, later graduating magna cum laude from the Catholic University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

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