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Organized Crime And Drug Enforcement Task Force Section

Section Overview

AUSAs in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section ("OCDETF") specialize in developing cases against major drug traffickers for violations of federal drug, money-laundering, tax, and racketeering statutes. AUSAs in this section work closely with federal law enforcement, including the DEA, FBI, ICE and IRS, and with State and local law enforcement, including the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office. Major narcotics prosecutions, often involving multi-national drug cartels and large violent street gangs, are among the most important cases handled by the USAO.

Section Leadership

Kevin Lally is the Chief of the Section Chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section.

Recent Cases

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Press Release
Doctor Who Pre-Signed Thousands of Prescriptions in $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Press Release
16 Named in Racketeering Indictment Alleging Money Laundering Schemes Orchestrated by Former President of Orange County Bank

Monday, December 7, 2015
Press Release
Santa Barbara Doctor Sentenced to over 27 Years in Federal Prison for Writing Prescriptions for Huge Quantities of Dangerous Narcotics

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Press Release
Investigation into 3 Los Angeles-Area Synthetic Drug Rings Leads to Arrest of 12 Linked to Manufacture and Distribution of ‘Spice’

Friday, October 2, 2015
Press Release
Canadian Man Charged in Scheme to Launder Money for Drug Rings, including the Sinaloa Cartel, Arrives in L.A. to Face Charges

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Press Release
West L.A. Pharmacy Owners Arrested on Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Charges for Diverting Prescription Drugs to Black Market

Section Contact Information

The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012



Updated January 22, 2016