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U.S. Attorney announces $13 Billion JPMorgan Settlement.

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U.S. Attorney Wagner announces indictment of illegal firearms traffickers, February 27, 2014

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U.S. Secures $50.5 Million in Settlements for Fires in Eldorado and Mendocino National Forests.

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U.S. Attorney Wagner being recognized by Attorney General Holder at Wagner's final meeting as a member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee.

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Representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from the Eastern District of California attend a symposium on aircraft laser strikes, coordinated by the Fresno Office of the U.S. Attorney on March 25, 2014

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U.S. Attorney Wagner welcomes guests to a "Community Resilience Exercise" hosted in partnership with the California Office of Emergency Services, on Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Fresno Office Chief Mark Cullers meets with Hmong Community elders prior to appearing on Asian Broadcasting Channel 27.5, on March 3, 2015


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.


April 2015
Issue No. 60

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

Commemorating the Shepard Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act

The enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in October 2009 was a landmark in the battle against bias-motivated violence.  The act expanded the jurisdictional reach of federal investigators and prosecutors, provided resources to local authorities to assist them in the prosecution of hate crimes, and for the first time in federal law, established protections for persons targeted for violence on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.  The Department of Justice has made vigorous use of the law, convicting 47 defendants since early 2010 for a variety of violent acts motivated by hate.  In this district for example, this office and the Civil Rights Division recently concluded the prosecution of three white supremacists for an unprovoked attack on a white man and his African-American friend at a gas station in Yuba City, California.  Those three defendants are now serving lengthy federal prison terms.       

Click here to read the entire report TO THE DISTRICT