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Enforcement, Prevention and Community Trust

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan serves the 6.5 million people living in the eastern half of Michigan’s lower peninsula. As part of the U.S. Department of Justice, we prosecute criminal cases, bring civil actions and defend the federal government in federal court.

We also work with law enforcement agencies and community partners to reduce crime through enforcement, prevention and community outreach.

ENFORCEMENT
Our criminal enforcement efforts include prosecuting cases involving terrorism, violent and organized crime, public corruption, white collar crime, environmental crimes, major illegal drug distribution, cybercrime, child exploitation, firearms offenses, immigration offenses, theft of trade secrets, and health care fraud, among others.

Our civil enforcement efforts include bringing cases involving violations of civil rights, health care fraud, mortgage fraud and other forms of fraud against the federal government. We also use asset forfeiture as a tool to reclaim profits obtained by defendants in their illegal activities. In addition, we work to collect restitution on behalf of victims.

Our appellate work involves preparing briefs and arguing cases before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.

PREVENTION
The U.S. Attorney’s Office coordinates a number of prevention and community outreach efforts, including Project Sentry, in which our lawyers and law enforcement coordinators speak to students about the consequences of gun violence, and an Explorer Scout program, which exposes students to careers in law enforcement.

Through our Face-To-Face program, we meet with convicted felons returning to the community after serving prison terms to inform them of the consequences of criminal conduct and to provide awareness of services available to them through the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative.

COMMUNITY TRUST
Because community trust is essential to our work, we work with community groups to address concerns about public safety and law enforcement practices. Our lawyers and law enforcement coordinators participate in Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (“ALPACT”), Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity (“BRIDGES”), and the Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes (“MIAAHC”), among others.

Language translation is available upon request at 313-226-9100.

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News

Apr 15, 2014

Former Detroit Public Library Official Pleads Guilty To Bribery

Apr 9, 2014

Mortgage Broker Sentenced For Bank Fraud

Apr 7, 2014

Clinton Township Resident Pleads Guilty To Tax Charge

Mar 31, 2014

Detroit Resident Convicted For Assaulting A Federal Law Enforcement Officer

Mar 26, 2014

Ferndale Doctor Pleads Guilty To Prescription Drug Trafficking

Mar 25, 2014

Leader Of Identity Fraud Ring Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison

March 21, 2014

Mortgage Company Owner Convicted Of Bank Fraud Conspiracy

March 21, 2014

Former Lake Orion Resident Sentenced For Tax Offense

March 20, 2014

Town Hall Meeting In Troy On Protecting Seniors From Fraud

March 17, 2014

Dearborn Resident Charged With Attempting To Support A Foreign Terrorist Organization

March 11, 2014

Highland Man Sentenced To 17 ½ Years In Prison For Receipt Child Of Pornography

March 11, 2014

Home Health Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Failing To Pay Employment Taxes

March 7, 2014

Former Highland Park Police Officer Sentenced to Prison For Taking A $10,000 Bribe

March 7, 2014

Jury Convicts Doctor, Pharmacist, Marketer In Health Care Fraud Scheme

March 5, 2014

Harper Woods Resident Sentenced For Fraudulent Tax Return Scheme

March 4, 2014

Five Indicted For Conspiracy To File False Tax Returns

February 14, 2014

Detroit Produce Business Sentenced On A Charge Of Bribery

February 14, 2014

Former Wayne County Chief Information Officer Sentenced To Prison For Taking $70,000 In Bribes

January 30, 2014

Justice Department Settles Disability Claims With Transportation Companies That Discriminated Against Riders with Service Animals

January 23, 2014

Former Priest Sentenced For Distributing And Possessing Child Pornography

January 16, 2014

Michigan Man Sentenced For Stealing Trade Secrets

January 9, 2014

U.S. Attorney‘s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan Collects $219,630,095.00 in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2013

January 7, 2014

Holly Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

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