Serving the District of New Jersey

The United States Attorney's Office is proud to represent the federal law enforcement interests of the people of New Jersey and the country. The office is responsible for the prosecution of federal criminal statutes for all of New Jersey, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug importation through New Jersey ports, and many other criminal acts. The Office also is charged, through its Civil Division, with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies' authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.

It is a major, persistent undertaking that brings together the vast and experienced resources of the Office's 135 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, as well as some of the finest federal investigative agencies and agents found anywhere in the United States - the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, among others.

The District of New Jersey is a single district with three vicinages: Newark, Trenton and Camden. Together, the three district offices and their Assistant U.S. Attorneys and supervisors effectively cover the entire state - from High Point to Cape May Point - to enforce criminal and civil statutes of the United States.

You will find several links to resources we hope you will find informative and helpful, including one to our press office website, which provides frequently updated news releases concerning the Office's criminal and civil prosecutions and initiatives.

Man Who Fled Newark Bank Robbery In A Taxi Pleads Guilty
September 30, 2014
An Essex County man who left the scene of the crime by hailing a cab admitted today to robbing the New York Community Bank in Newark.
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Philadelphia Business Owner Found Guilty Of Hiring Hitman, Related Crimes
September 30, 2014
A federal jury in Camden convicted a Philadelphia business owner today for arranging a murder for hire that led to a shooting in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Officer of Middlesex, N.J. Union Admits Accepting Bribes to Circumvent Collective Bargaining Agreement
September 30, 2014
A union officer for Local 594 of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) today admitting accepting $8,000 in bribes to allow a demolition contractor to use non-union workers on a New Jersey building project in violation of their collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
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Georgia Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Defrauding investors out of more Than $800,000
September 30, 2014
A Georgia business owner who held himself out to be an investor and loan broker was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for his role in defrauding investors of more than $800,000.


U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman Announces Department of Justice Hiring Grants to Help Reduce Violence and Protect Schools in New Jersey
September 30, 2014
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, following yesterday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of nearly $124 million in nationally awarded funding, today announced the specific funding awards for the District of New Jersey.


Department of Justice Announces Camden, N.J., as Selected City for New Violence Reduction Network
September 29, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason for the Office of Justice Programs today launched the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a national comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in communities around the country. The Justice Department’s ability to provide intensive training and cutting-edge technical assistance will give local officials and law enforcement executives in each of the partner communities the support they need to advance anti-violence strategies.



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