BENJAMIN B. WAGNER
United States Attorney
Benjamin B. Wagner was appointed by President Barack Obama on November 6, 2009 as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California. Wagner draws on his many years of experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office to address the challenges that face the Eastern District today.
Wagner came to California’s Eastern District in 1992, starting in the Narcotics and Violent Crime Unit, and then serving for several years in the White Collar Crime Unit. Between 2000 and 2009, he was Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit, which is responsible for prosecuting public corruption, financial fraud, tax evasion, corporate fraud, cyber crimes, identity theft, and other federal crimes. Wagner also served as the Hate Crimes Coordinator and presided over national security and terrorism-related investigations and prosecutions as the district’s Anti-Terrorism Coordinator. He has participated in 18 jury trials, and has earned national awards on several occasions for his work on cases involving public corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, domestic terrorism, and health care fraud.