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 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. 53
The U.S. Attorney's
Report to the District
As I have previously observed in this space, one of the most important functions of this office is to prosecute violent drug traffickers associated with organized crime groups. One of the most violent criminal enterprises in the Eastern District of California is the Nuestra Familia, a prison-based organization that controls numerous street-level Norteño gang members involved in drug trafficking in the Central Valley. The Nuestra Familia and its Norteño affiliates have a history of extreme violence – against rival drug dealers, against those who cooperate with law enforcement, against former members who attempt to withdraw from the organization, and against those members who violate its rules or offend its leaders. Much of the violence in towns up and down the Central Valley can be traced to the criminal activities of the NF and its affiliates.
Over the last several years, working together with our federal, state and local law enforcement allies, we have been collectively targeting the Nuestra Familia. While the NF is a well-entrenched and resilient organization, our recent prosecutions have done serious damage to it.
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