The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana (USAO) is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Indiana. This includes 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 United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana is David Capp.
The first United States Attorney to serve while Indiana was still a territory was Elijah Sparks in 1813. His successor, William Hendricks, witnessed Indiana's admission to the Union as the 19th state in 1816. On April 21, 1928 the federal district for the State of Indiana was divided into the Northern and Southern Judicial Districts, resulting in the creation of the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana has an authorized strength of 77 employees, including 38 Assistant United States Attorneys.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana consists of four regional offices. The Hammond Office covers Lake and Porter Counties. The South Bend Office covers Cass, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Miami, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke and Wabash Counties. The Fort Wayne Office covers Adams, Allen, Blackford, Dekalb, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties. The unstaffed Lafayette Office (overseen by Hammond) covers Benton, Carroll, Jasper, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White Counties.
For more information on the three staffed sites, please follow the respective link below.