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Criminal Division

The Criminal Division has primary responsibility for prosecuting violations of a variety of federal criminal statutes.  Suspected violations of federal law are investigated by federal law enforcement agencies (such as the FBI, DEA, ATF, IRS, ICE, the United States Secret Service, and others) as well as by our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners.

The Criminal Division is organized into the following three sections:

The Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Section handles matters involving corruption by public officials as well as all types of major financial frauds (including bank and mortgage fraud), mail and wire fraud, and health care fraud.

The Organized Crime & Narcotics Trafficking Section prosecutes offenses involving organized crime and gang activity, drug trafficking, violation of federal firearm laws, and commercial robberies.

The National Security, Cybercrime, and Public Protection Section prosecutes a variety of matters, including national security offenses, civil rights violations, sophisticated computer offenses, and crimes taking place in Indian Country.  This section also handles matters involving the sexual exploitation of children, human trafficking, environmental and regulatory crimes, immigration offenses, and bank robberies.

Richard G. Frohling, Chief, Criminal Division
US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Updated January 30, 2015