[Katherine:  Greg West was one of the prosecutors in Dr. Dhafir’s case and it’s very unusual that the local media did not mention Dr. Dhafir’s case in its coverage.  The media ordinarily goes out of its way to mention the “terrorism” prosecution when any of his prosecutors are mentioned.]

Federal prosecutor Charged with drunk-driving and wrong-way driving

John O’Brien The Post-Standard 3/04/11

A longtime Syracuse federal prosecutor was charged this week with driving drunk after he was pulled over going the wrong way on Interstate 81 in the North Country.

State police charged Gregory West with driving while intoxicated, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and driving with an open container of liquor. State trooper Jeffrey Stevenson pulled West over as the assistant U.S. attorney was driving his 2006 Toyota Tundra south in the northbound lanes of 81 in the town of Pamelia at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday.

West, 59, of Syracuse, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent, state police said. He was “cooperative and a complete gentleman” with Stevenson, the trooper said.

West has been a federal prosecutor in Syracuse for more than 30 years. Among the defendants he prosecuted were members of the Mafia and former Syracuse Mayor Lee Alexander.