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  • Office of the Assistant Attorney General

    Mythili Raman was appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division on March 1, 2013.

    Her career began as a law clerk for the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1991 and with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1994.

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  • Office of Administration

    The Office of Administration (ADMIN) is responsible for providing overall support to the Criminal Divisionís Sections/Offices in the following areas: management support services and the execution of management requests in all areas of personnel management.

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  • Appellate Section

    The Appellate Section prepares draft briefs and certiorari petitions for the Solicitor General for filing in the U.S. Supreme Court; makes recommendations to the Solicitor General as to whether further review is warranted on adverse decisions.

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  • Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS)

    The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section provides centralized management for the Department's asset forfeiture program to ensure its integrity and maximize its law enforcement potential.

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  • Capital Case Section (CCS)

    The Capital Case Section (CCS) within the Criminal Division was recently created in response to the Department's increased involvement in capital litigation and charged with overseeing the Department's capital prosecutions.

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  • Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)

    In connection with the 93 U. S. Attorney Offices around the country, CEOS prosecutes violations of federal law related to producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing child pornography, transporting women or children;

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  • Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS)

    The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is responsible for implementing the Department's national strategies in combating computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide.

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  • Fraud Section

    The Fraud Section plays a unique and essential role in the Department's fight against sophisticated economic crime. The Section is a front-line litigating unit that acts as a rapid response team, investigating and prosecuting complex white collar crime cases throughout the country.

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  • Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP)

    The Department of Justice created the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section in March 2010 by combining two successful Criminal Division units, the Domestic Security Section (DSS) and the Office of Special Investigations (OSI).

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  • International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)

    ICITAP works with foreign governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism.

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  • Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section (NDDS)

    Our mission is to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in the U.S. by investigating and prosecuting priority national and international drug trafficking groups by providing sound legal, strategic and policy guidance in support of that end.

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  • Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS)

    Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS) is a specialized group of prosecutors charged with developing and implementing strategies to disrupt and dismantle the most significant regional, national and international gangs and organized crime groups.

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  • Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO)

    OEO oversees the use of the most sophisticated investigative tools at the Department's disposal. It reviews all federal electronic surveillance requests and requests to apply for court orders permitting the use of video surveillance;

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  • Office of International Affairs (OIA)

    OIA provides advice and assistance on international criminal matters to the Attorney General and other senior Department of Justice officials, the Criminal Division and other legal divisions, the U.S. Attorneys offices, state and local prosecutors.

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  • Office of Policy and Legislation (OPL)

    We are a team of attorneys, policy analysts, and professional staff working with all the sections and offices of the Criminal Division and components around the Department to develop, review, and evaluate national crime.

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  • Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT)

    Our mission is to develop and administer technical assistance enhancing the capabilities of foreign justice institutions and their law enforcement personnel, to effectively partner with the Department of Justice.

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  • Public Integrity Section (PIN)

    The Public Integrity Section oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government.

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