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Cyber And Intellectual Property Crimes Section


AUSAs in the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section prosecute sophisticated attacks on computer systems, intellectual property offenses, and Internet fraud as part of the Department of Justice’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (“CHIP”) program. Section AUSAs receive specialized training in computer technology and legal issues and coordinate with federal and local law enforcement agencies in fighting cybercrime. Section AUSAs participate in several high-technology investigative organizations, including the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force, and coordinate various workings groups designed to address computer intrusions, intellectual property offenses and computer forensics issues. In addition, Section AUSAs are actively involved in community outreach efforts with the technology and entertainment industries.

Wes Hsu, Assistant United States Attorney
Section Chief

The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Cyber and Intellectual Property Crime Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 894-3045

Updated June 23, 2015