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Violent And Organized Crimes Section

AUSAs in the Violent and Organized Crime Section handle cases involving the most serious violent crimes including arsons, prison murders and assaults, bombings, firearms offenses, and bank robberies. AUSAs in the section also handle cases involving crimes committed by organized crime groups, including traditional LCN (La Cosa Nostra) prosecutions, as well as prosecutions involving other emerging criminal organizations, including Russian and Asian organized crime cells.

AUSAs in the section also supervise PSN, which, as described above, focuses on reducing gun violence. AUSAs in the section also work closely with a variety of task forces, comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute members of violent street gangs operating throughout the District. Additionally, AUSAs in the section helped to create and now coordinate the efforts of the Southern California Regional Sexual Assault and Exploitation Felony Enforcement Team (SAFE Team), a multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional task force dedicated to the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of child sexual abuse, child prostitution, and child pornography, with an emphasis on sexual predators and distributors of child pornography on the Internet.

Elizabeth Yang, Assistant United States Attorney
Section Chief

The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Violent and Organized Crimes Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 894-1785

Updated June 23, 2015