Investigative Jurisdiction18 U.S.C. 1027
By a Memorandum of Understanding dated February 9, 1975, between
Secretary of Labor and the Attorney General, criminal matters arising under
U.S.C. § 1027 are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Memorandum permits different arrangements to be made by the Department
Justice and Department of Labor on a case-by-case basis.|
However, effective October 12, 1984, the Department of Labor may
investigate criminal violations related to the regulation of employee
welfare plans which are subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act (29 U.S.C. §§ 1001 to 1169) without further
investigative authority by the Department. See 29 U.S.C.
amended by the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, Sec. 805; 98 Stat.
2134-35. Therefore, Department of Labor investigators now have the express
statutory authority to investigate violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1027.
the FBI and the Department of Labor have concurrent jurisdiction in these
each investigative agency should notify the appropriate United States
Office at the earliest possible stage of an investigation. Such
should be closely monitored to avoid duplication of investigative effort.
[cited in USAM 9-136.030]