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 over seven 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 CaliforniaCounty 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.
Issue No. 49
The U.S. Attorney's
Report to the District
Prosecuting complex frauds and other white collar crimes is one of the things that this office does best. We prosecute a wide variety of sophisticated criminal schemes, and those cases often involve skilled and highly educated defendants such as accountants, bankers, doctors, and members of our own profession.
Attorneys can do tremendous good for society -- seeking justice for their clients, righting wrongs, supporting the weak against the strong, defending the environment. But a license to practice law can also be put to more nefarious use. Lawyers can use their experience and expertise to implement difficult-to-detect offenses, to aid and conceal criminal conduct, and to give a veneer of legitimacy to fraud schemes. We have not been reluctant to hold attorneys accountable for such conduct.
April 23, 2014
April 22, 2014
April 21, 2014
United States Citizen Extradited from the Netherlands Pleads Guilty to Offenses Related to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
Drug Dealer Who Killed Customer in Self Defense Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Drug Charge
Apri 18, 2014
April 15, 2014