Investigative jurisdiction for criminal violations under the Act is
assigned to the Department of Labor and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding of February 9, 1975, entered into
between the Departments of Justice and Labor, the Federal Bureau of
will investigate violations of 29 U.S.C. § 1111 (prohibition against
office in or being employed by a benefit plan after conviction of certain
and 29 U.S.C. § 1141 (use of fraud or force to interfere with benefit
rights). The Department of Labor will investigate violations of 29 U.S.C.
1131 (benefit plan reporting, disclosure, and retention of records by
plans) and has jurisdiction to investigate all civil violations. The
of Understanding permits different arrangements with respect to criminal
investigations to be made by the Departments of Justice and Labor on a
[cited in USAM 9-135.020]