Dennis Vacco : biography
Dennis C. Vacco (born August 16, 1952, Buffalo, New York) is an American lawyer and politician. He graduated a B.A. from Colgate University in 1974, a J.D. from University at Buffalo Law School in 1978, and was admitted to the bar in 1979.
He was an Assistant District Attorney of Erie County from 1978 to 1988, and US Attorney for the Western District of New York from 1988 until the beginning of the Clinton administration in 1993. He was New York State Attorney General from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 1998. In 1994 he defeated Karen Burstein, the Democratic nominee. Vacco brought national attention through a series of prosecutions brought against ISPs, including Dreamscape Online for distributing child pornography. The principal defendant, Buffnet, eventually pled guilty to a charge of fourth degree facilitation of a felony and was fined $5,000.http://familyinternet.about.com/library/weekly/aa021901a.htmVacco v. Quill
- Vacco also ran on the Conservative Party of New York ticket.
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