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Eastern District of California

Eastern District of California

$13 Billion JPMorgan Settlement


The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The Eastern District of California is one of the largest judicial districts in the country, both in terms of population and land mass. It has almost eight million residents and encompasses six large urban areas: Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton,Vallejo, and Fairfield. It extends over 87,000 square miles, 45% of which is federal land and includes 34 counties reaching from the Oregon border in the north down to Bakersfield in the south, and from the coastal mountains in the west, to the Nevada border in the east. (Click here for the California County map of the Eastern District.) The attorneys and staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California are proud to represent residents of this large and culturally diverse district. It is the mission and the pledge of this office to represent the United States with determination, professionalism, and integrity.


July 2015
Issue No. 63

The U.S. Attorney's Report to the District

Terrorist Threats in Perspective

The rise of ISIS has not only been a calamity for the people of Syria and Iraq, but a challenge to law enforcement and security agencies in this country and elsewhere.  Adept at the use of social media to radicalize and inspire young people to violence, ISIS has encouraged its sympathizers throughout the world to commit acts of terrorism in its name. Recent attacks at a mosque in Kuwait, a beachside resort in Tunisia, and a protest event in Texas have brought home the fact that the threat from ISIS is real, and the diffuse nature of that threat makes it difficult to contain.  The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which includes much of July, is a month which the vast majority of Muslims regard as a time of fasting, peaceful reflection, restraint and charity.

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