District Attorney Gene Vittone said his office routinely partners with various law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“Cooperation is vital in law enforcement,” Vittone said. “We’re going to prosecute the cases in the best places to prosecute them, and we’re going to have the best results in the name of justice.”Federal sentences often are harsher than state sentences, Hickton said. But he hopes the program leads to more criminal cases on all levels.
“We will be able to marry the information we have on the state and federal level, which will make it much more difficult for criminals,” he said.
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