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 nearly 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. 48
The U.S. Attorney's
Report to the District
One of the most important functions of this office is to prosecute violent drug traffickers associated with organized crime groups. Our Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) attorneys work with DEA and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to target regional and international drug trafficking organizations. In the Eastern District of California, many of those groups are poly-drug traffickers, that is, they trade in methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine, and have strong ties to Mexican drug trafficking organizations. Developments in three cases last month illustrate our work in this area.
On February 7, we announced that the last of 39 defendants in a major case pending in U.S. District Court in Fresno pleaded guilty. The case involves members and associates of Nuestra Familia, a prison-based, highly violent organization that controls numerous street-level Norteño gang members involved in drug trafficking in the Central Valley. The defendants in the case pleaded guilty to distributing large quantities of methamphetamine from Stanislaus County to Kern County. Many of those defendants are facing lengthy prison sentences.
March 6, 2014
Sacramento Woman Gets 18 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Traffic in Counterfeit Viagra and Cialis via CraigsList
March 4, 2014