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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.


Monday, November 2, 2015
Press Release
Former Sergeant with L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison in Civil Rights Case Stemming from Beating of Jail Visitor

Friday, October 16, 2015
Press Release
Former L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Indicted by Federal Grand Jury on Charges Related to Cover-Up of Attack of Visitor to Men’s Central Jail

 Friday, October 16, 2015
Press Release
Former TSA Officer Indicted for Allegedly Allowing Marijuana-Laden Baggage to Pass through Security Screening at LAX


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 November 25, 2015