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Public Corruption And Civil Rights Section


Attorneys in the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section prosecute impactful cases aimed at preserving the government’s integrity, reforming corrupt behavior, and protecting citizens’ constitutional rights. The Section works in close partnership with the FBI and other investigative agencies to achieve its goals.

The Section’s public corruption work involves the investigation and prosecution of bribery, extortion, fraud, and embezzlement committed by elected and appointed officials, government employees, and those doing business with city, state, and federal government. The Section handles a variety of civil rights cases, including allegations that law enforcement officers used excessive force against citizens.


Brandon Fox

Brandon Fox is the Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section.   AUSA Fox was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and graduated from the DePaul University College of Law.  AUSA Fox has served as an Assistant United States Attorney for twelve years.  Prior to joining our Office, AUSA Fox was an AUSA in the Northern District of Illinois, where he served as Deputy Chief of its Public Corruption and Organized Crime, Financial Crimes, and General Crimes Sections. 

In 2012, AUSA Fox joined the USAO in the Central District of California and was named Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section shortly thereafter.  Between the two offices, AUSA Fox has successfully prosecuted many significant cases, including those charging Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials with obstruction of justice and civil rights violations and others charging city, county, and federal officials with bribery and fraud.  Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, AUSA Fox served as a law clerk for the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve in the Northern District of Illinois.


February 3, 2016
Press Release
Former Chief of Los Angeles Port Police Pleads Guilty to False Statement and Tax Evasion Charges Related to Corruption Case

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Press Release
Two L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputies Involved in Use-of-Force Incident Against Shackled Inmate Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice

Friday, December 18, 2015
Press Release
Former HSI Special Agent Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes from Korean Businessman Being Investigated for Human Trafficking

Friday, December 18, 2015
Press Release
San Fernando Valley Man Convicted of Giving Illegal Gifts to Government Employees in Exchange For Business

Monday, December 7, 2015
Press Release
Former Deputy U.S. Marshal Sentenced to Federal Prison for Obstructing Justice by Lying to Investigators after Fatal Shooting


The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Updated February 4, 2016