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Environmental Crimes Section

AUSAs in the Environmental Crimes Section handle a wide variety of environmental crime cases, including pollution by ocean going cruise vessels, underground fuel storage tank leaks, smuggling and distribution of ozone-depleting substances (CFCs and/or refrigerants) in violation of the federal Clean Air Act, unlawful transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes, destruction and removal of Native American artifacts and native plants on federal lands, and the smuggling of endangered species. AUSAs in the section participate in community outreach efforts to encourage the reporting of environmental violations. Members of the section also regularly provide training to agents and staff a variety of working groups and task forces.

Joseph Johns, Assistant United States Attorney
Section Chief

The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Environmental Crimes Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 894-4536

Updated June 23, 2015