AUSAs in the Riverside branch office prosecute federal crimes that occur in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. These counties are the two largest in the district, covering approximately two-thirds of the district’s land area, and have the fastest growing populations, with a current combined population of more than 4 million residents.
AUSAs in the branch office handle all manner of federal criminal cases, including: public corruption cases involving government officials; cases involving fraud, including mortgage fraud, investment fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, tax fraud, health care fraud, and other fraud against the government; Project Safe Childhood cases, including those involving child pornography and child prostitution; cases involving other violent crimes, including prison murders and assaults, firearms offenses, and bank robberies; drug trafficking cases; cases targeting violent street gangs; and immigration cases, including those involving alien smuggling and passport fraud. Riverside branch office AUSAs work closely with agents from virtually every federal law enforcement agency, as well as with State and local law enforcement. AUSAs in the branch office also serve as coordinators for, or otherwise work closely with, a number of task forces in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including a Violent Crime Impact Team (VCIT), which focuses on reducing violent street crime in San Bernardino, and the Inland Empire Mortgage Fraud Task Force.
Joseph Widman, Assistant United States Attorney
Chief, Riverside Branch Office
The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Riverside Branch Office
3403 Tenth Street
Riverside, California 92501
(855) 700-2768 (Toll Free)
(951) 368-1488 (Complaints)