James M. Trusty was appointed Chief of OCGS on November 15, 2011, having served as its Acting Chief since June 2011. Jim previously served as Principal Deputy Chief for Litigation from July 2010 to June 2011. Prior to joining OCGS, Jim served as the Deputy Chief and then Acting Chief for Criminal Division's Gang Unit. Before joining Criminal Division, Jim served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the District of Maryland for ten years. During his tenure as an AUSA, Jim served as the Deputy Chief of the Greenbelt, Maryland branch office and as the District of Maryland's Anti-Gang Coordinator. While at the United States Attorney's Office, Jim prosecuted numerous complex violent crime, narcotics, and gang related cases.
Jim began his career as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Montgomery County, Maryland State's Attorney's Office. In that capacity, Jim handled a wide variety of criminal investigations and prosecutions including homicide, robbery, sex offenses, narcotics and other complex cases. Jim also served in a supervisory capacity for a portion of his ten years at the State's Attorney's Office.
Jim obtained his Juris Doctor from Emory School of Law, in Atlanta, Georgia (1989) and graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1986.
David L. Jaffe was appointed Principle Deputy Chief of OCGS in June of 2011, having previously served as Acting Principle Deputy Chief for Litigation. He served as Deputy Chief of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Chief of the Gang Unit from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Jaffe came to the Justice Department from the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney from 2002 to 2006 in the general crimes and violent crimes units. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the general counsel for the Criminal Justice Coordinator for Mayor Rudolph Guiliani in New York City. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Jaffe worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County. He began in legal career in 1993, where he clerked for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
In his career, Mr. Jaffe has prosecuted numerous complex violent crime, narcotics, white collar and RICO cases.
Douglas E. Crow was appointed Principal Deputy Chief for RICO and Policy in 2010. He had previously been with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section (OCRS) since 1990, serving as a deputy chief since 1994. Prior to coming to the Justice Department in 1990, Doug served with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its Office of General Counsel for three years. Before that, he served a judicial clerkship for two years with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Thomas P. Ott was appointed as Deputy Chief for International Organized Crime in 2011. He previously served as Deputy Chief in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section (OCRS) from 2006 through 2010, and as a Trial Attorney in OCRS since 2001. Tom came to the Department in 1988 through the Attorney General's Honor Program, and served 13 years as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division's Criminal Enforcement Section. He has litigated organized crime cases involving RICO, financial fraud, money laundering, narcotics, extortion, and related offenses. Tom assisted in developing the Department's Law Enforcement Strategy to Combat International Organized Crime (IOC), and currently serves as co-chair of the IOC Targeting Committee.
Tom received his J.D. in 1988 from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has been the recipient of The Attorney General's John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation, the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Reduction and Deterrence of Violent and Organized Crime, and three Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Awards.
Jerry Toner was appointed Assistant Chief for Labor-Management Racketeering in 2011. He previously served as Assistant Chief for Labor-Management Racketeering in OCGS' predecessor, the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section (OCRS), which he joined in 1979. Jerry is admitted to practice in New York State and graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1972 when he joined the Criminal Division as part of the Honors Graduate Program.
Kim Dammers is Deputy Chief of Litigation for OCGS. She had been an AUSA in the Northern District of Georgia for over ten years, serving as Deputy Chief of Major Crimes and Anti-Gang Coordinator. Her practice concentrated on prosecuting major crimes, especially violent gang-related offenses. As an AUSA, Kim has prosecuted gangs using RICO, VICAR, firearm and other laws. She has had several lengthy RICO trials against gang members that committed numerous murders.
Kim also lead her Office's Violent Repeat Offenders Initiative, which focused federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts on identifying, investigating, and prosecuting the most violent criminals.
Kim graduated summa cum laude with a JD from Georgia State University, and obtained an undergraduate degree in microbiology from Cornell University.